I can think of all kinds of materials used to make furniture, lighting and accessories, but salt? Ok, salt is really unexpected! The Archaic Modern Light collection consists of three lights, all made of ceramic, brass and Himalayan pink salt.
California studio Brave Matter used simple shapes and earthy materials to create these lighting fixtures and tableware pieces that are meant to evoke ancient artifacts. The A/M Orb Pendant features a terraced spherical ceramic shade with a brass disc and rounded piece of pink salt. The salt is attached to a slender, spun and woven brass rod.
The A/M Pendant Small is similar in construction, although it has a trapezoidal hue resembling an upside-down flower pot. The bottom of the shade is uncovered so the pendant can serve as a work lamp. The luminous block of salt in the upper part of the lamp provides ambient light. Himalayan pink salt serves as a light-diffusing material alongside high lumen LED technology. The shades are made from mineral-rich clay that is poured into molds and then coated with mica-laden glazes, available in a range of hues from moss and red ocher to terra pink. The glazes are designed to create soft, lustrous and worn surfaces.
The third design in the collection, Sender One, is a table lamp made from a salt crystal that has been carefully cut and then pierced by a brass rod. The salt disc and metal rod work together to allow the lamp to rest at an angle.