The chandelier recreates the shapes and shadows of sunlight shining through a tree canopy.
Like a curtain of leaves suspended, the foliage of the wall light grows down the wall, falling delicately and poetically.
Part of the Enchanted Forest collection:
Aptly enough, it was a chance meeting in a garden that began Porta Romana’s collaboration with the wonderful Tord Boontje.
His exquisite interpretations of natural motifs; creeping ivy, fluid branches and textured bark provided the perfect centrepieces for the Enchanted Forest collection.
Tord remarks that the forest concept is a ‘familiar landscape’ to us all, somewhere we can connect with and a place to let our imaginations run wild. So fallen trees and sunlight now become a pair of side tables – a meeting place for woodland creatures perhaps. Sprawling ivy is tamed and twisted around a framework, projecting enchanting shadows of leaves and tendrils on to the nearest surface. And chairs that appear to be growing straight from tree roots delicately appear on the forest floor – whimsically beautiful.
There is a sense of romanticism and pure magic to Tord’s designs. Combine this with Porta Romana’s family of skilled artisan craftspeople and the result is something really quite special.
Welcome to the Enchanted Forest.
White, Silver or Gold
H 98 × W 175 cm
Aluminium and linen
W 36 × H.66.5 cm
H 58 × W 100 cm
2014 • Designed for Porta Romana