Pair of limited edition cast bronze "Molène" sconces by Claudio Gonzalez.
Pair of limited edition cast bronze "Molène" sconces with glass detail at center by Claudio Gonzalez.
In 2010, my brother-in-law, Henri Gandois was conducting some archeological excavations in the island of Molene, situated in the North West of France. After the excavation was completed, Henri decided to thank the group of archeologists working on the site. He contacted me to know if it was possible to make a mold and cast in bronze a shell typical of the island. Since I was involved in the lost-wax casting process in New York, I took on the project, and after few months I was able to ship to France, twenty bronze shells. The archeologists were all delighted.
From there, the idea of creating a mirror and sconces came to me. At a closer look, I observed that the shell was full of details and texture. I realized how Nature can create such intricate patterns and how harmonious these patterns will work if I used them ensemble at a larger scale. The result of these reflections is my Molène mirror and sconces. They represent the beauty of nature and the ability, through design and craftsmanship, to transform this beauty into functional forms. Like in a work of art, the more and closer you look at it, the more you discover what makes the piece unique. Beauty is in the details.
Creator: Claudio Gonzalez
Dimensions: 4.50" deep , 10" diameter
Materials: bronze, glass
Capacity: 1 x E12 [60W max per socket]
Item Number: CUS-082521-455
Product Type: Custom
Category: Lighting, Sconces