Nearness III (moonlight)

by Alba Abiad (in collaboration with Naveen Jose)

Carved out from a single piece of marble, handpicked and handcrafted, the light belongs to a unique collection that resembles celestial bodies.

“Short distance is not in itself nearness. Nor is great distance remoteness.” –Martin Heidegger

Our exploration starts with a landscape. A landscape, authentic in its self-expression, taken shape through millions of years. A unique formation in space and time.

A portion from a stone landscape, removed from its original context, lacks the authenticity of experience but carries the essence of its source.  

The process of carving transforms the inherent heaviness and opaqueness of the material into lightness and transparency.

Presence of light acts as a tool to reveal the authentic nature of the landscape it comes from, allowing the viewer to experience a connection with the cosmic landscape. 

Material & dimensions

White Makrana marble (The same used in the Taj Mahal, it is considered one of the best marbles and is included in the list “Global Heritage Stone Resource by International Union of Geological Sciences”)

Ø = 200mm, H = 235mm, W = 4.3kg

Bulb: warm white (2700 Kelvin) – 80lm – 0.8W

1.452 € (VAT incl.)


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