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LIGHT IS
Kind of Magic

Light is the inspiration and it is always a discovery. It can change the mood in just seconds; both outside and inside.

The light seeping through intricately carved wood and passing through thousands of holes can serve as dreamlike, romantic bedroom lighting as well as create calm and peaceful mood in a home office or living room.

Regardless of place, the play of light and shadow is a feast for the eyes.

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ELABORATE
Process of Creation

Creating each of my handcrafted lamps takes me from 3 to 5 months. The patterns are designed using grids, geometric constructions, curves, figures and solids charted with mathematical precision.

Carving in the darkness and drilling up to 30.000 holes precisely in the direction of the light source – these are just some of the stages in creating these unique lamps.

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I KNEW I WAS
On the right path

A coincidence, one gourd fruit, and a simple idea – “maybe I will create a lamp for myself?”

That was just the beginning of my journey to find my biggest passion which has started in 2009. The next steps were quitting my studies and a good job and travelling to Senegal for African gourds.

I had no job and no money but I had an inner confidence and head full of ideas.  It wasn’t easy, but I was sure what I wanted to do.

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PASSION AND DEVOTION
In every lamp

“Every production of an artist should be the expression of an adventure of his soul.” – W. Somerset Maugham

In the ages of mass production, I create lamps for people who appreciate things created with love and passion.
My aim and priority is the quality, beauty, and uniqueness of every single lamp.

The rule of a thumb is that each and every Calabarte lamp is one of a kind, so when it is finished, that single adventure is over. That particular pattern will never be repeated again.

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MASTERING SKILLS AND DESIGN
Since 2009

In the MAIN GALLERY, you will find full galleries and descriptions of my latest 6 lamps. However, I’ve been creating gourd lamps since 2009, so you can take a quick look at more of them in this gallery.

WHAT THEY FEEL
About their lamps

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