First time collaborator, the avant-garde Danish architect / designer, Amanda Betz has created a beautiful and intricate lamp employing a complex industrial and handcrafted process which has become the hallmark of Artecnica’s elaborate and awarded lighting collection.
Betz was inspired to create Shayk by the shapes and shadows in the main mosque of Isfahan near the childhood home of Artecnica’s co-founder and creative director Tahmineh Javanbakht. The mosque, Sheikh Lotfollah, a marvel of Islamic and Safavid architecture is known for its intricate and honeycomb-like patterns on its dome-shaped ceiling along with ceramic grilled windows that allow the light to filter from above.
The shadows and patterns that Shayk projects on the surrounding walls are dazzling and as pleasing to the eye as the lamp itself. Shayk a 60 cm wide by 23 cm high lamp is made of a high tech synthetic paper for the shade construction and in high temperature PET for the light holder fixture. This pendant light is made of a single, technically complex yet simple module that can be assembled into several different shapes, making it very versatile and suitable for all kind of interiors.