Extremely organic, yet precisely charted spiral-based pattern of this handcrafted lamp was inspired by work of the great M.C.Escher,  created in 1944.

For about 5 months, on every stage of work, the rotating gourd was recorded from the same angle, with the same exposure and speed.
At the end, all videos were edited into one, showing how the gourd has become the unique piece of art – the “Escher’s Leaves”.

The leaf design was built on a spherical, spiral grid, creating two symmetrical, continuous forms being in perfect equilibrium.

The whole gourd is carved, including the perforated openwork leaves which structure is based upon Voronoi diagram. The texture of the dark contours was made with a very precise wood burner and it’s been the first lamp where this technique was applied.
That makes the “Escher’s Leaves” probably the most labor-intensive of all Calabarte lamps so far.

The highest quality and uniqueness of the “Escher’s Leaves” is visible in every detail.
The base is finished with black jeweler waxed cord and the openwork ending part is carved from wood. Its motif is closely related to the main pattern of the lamp.

By day “Escher’s Leaves” brings the distinctive beauty as the unique sculpture while at night it creates a flowing and calming light patterns bringing a peace to every interior.


Table lamp XXVII “Escher’s Leaves” is available for sale.

PRICE: 20,000 USD / 17,200 EUR.
Send request to: [email protected]

If you want to learn more about the price ranges of the Calabarte lamps and the differences between the lamps, please read the article on the Blog: Escher’s Leaves vs Cantamena

Technical info:
Height of the lamp: 57 cm
Diameter of the base: 34 cm
Diameters of the gourd: 27 cm
Light source: Halogen G4 or LED.

The “Escher’s Leaves” and its organic design was an inspiration to make another unusual photo session.

The aim was to go beyond the lamp as an object itself, and to use it and its light as an element of the enchanting, fairy-tale photographs, loosely referring to nature and Slavic mythology, where the leafy light effects created by the lamp seem to awaken ethereal, sensual forest beings.

The photographs were taken by rewarded Polish photographer – Magdalena Franczuk.

All pictures can be seen here.

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