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Luxury brand Baroncelli recently presented the new Arbor Pendant light. Hand-crafted and individually made by master craftsmen, the stylish Arbor Pendant expertly blends heritage skills with elegance and drama as ridged ‘fins' of Murano glass blossom within a framework of satin brass, walnut veneer or nickel.
The Arbor exudes modernity through the skillful use of materials, colour and intelligent design. Inspired by the ancient craft of iron forging, the Arbor exemplifies Baroncelli's hallmark of creating imaginative and arresting designs through the use of long-established craft techniques.
Each Arbor pendant is formed of a flat, circular ring from which curved spokes arch up creating a shade. Suspended from a steel cable the clean lines of the brass, nickel or walnut structures contain ridged curls of glass, a detail that could be adapted in many ways to suit individual clients. The Arbor Pendant's unique composition creates a source of contemplation in the beautiful shadows cast by the curls of glass.
Giovanni Corrado, Creative Director for Baroncelli describes the Arbor pendant as demonstrating how skilfully their team of craftsmen blend heritage skills with new technology through Baroncelli's inventive design and creative vision.
Baroncelli continue to create bold and timeless designs whilst demonstrating an inspirational approach to the centuries-old manufacturing process of Venetian glass-blowing. The craftsmanship of Baroncelli's collection remains true to its origins and heritage, but a willingness to challenge the preconceptions of glass is testament to Baroncelli's desire to be design leaders rather than gatekeepers of the craft.
Baroncelli specialises in both residential and commercial spaces, working with an array of prestigious design professionals on exciting interiors projects worldwide. (Baroncelli has enjoyed working closely with award-winning designers such as David Collins, Fox Linton and Peter Marino.) Baroncelli's imaginative designs give Venetian glass-blowing a contemporary aesthetic, a perfect way to add a touch of luxury and intelligent, innovative design to the home.