A Kind of Magic
Light is an inspiration and it is always a discovery. It can change the mood in just seconds; both outside and inside.
The light seeping through the intricately carved wood and passing through thousands of holes can serve as dreamlike, romantic bedroom lighting as well as create a calm and peaceful mood in a home office or living room.
Regardless of the placement, the play of light and shadow is a feast for the eyes.
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.
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.
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.
WHAT THEY FEEL
About their lamps
This lamp is an interdimensional artwork of the absolute highest quality and caliber. I have never seen anything like it, and will treasure it for the rest of my life.
My connection with the work of Przemek began as soon as I saw it for the first time. It even got better when the lamp arrived. The level of details was overwhelming, resulting in a magnificent light effects I have never seen before.
The work of Calabarte is one of a kind, only people with appreciation would understand how fruit from nature and craftsmanship can create a piece of art unique to each owner.