Matali Crasset Diamonds Are A Girl's Best Friend Latern and Sconce
  • Matali Crasset Diamonds Are A Girl's Best Friend Latern and Sconce
  • Matali Crasset Diamonds Are A Girl's Best Friend Latern and Sconce
  • Matali Crasset Diamonds Are A Girl's Best Friend Latern and Sconce
  • Matali Crasset Diamonds Are A Girl's Best Friend Latern and Sconce
  • Matali Crasset Diamonds Are A Girl's Best Friend Latern and Sconce
  • Matali Crasset Diamonds Are A Girl's Best Friend Latern and Sconce
  • Matali Crasset Diamonds Are A Girl's Best Friend Latern and Sconce
  • Matali Crasset Diamonds Are A Girl's Best Friend Latern and Sconce
Matali Crasset has transformed the traditional hanging lantern archetype into a symphony of 102 different angles of paktong, an ancient golden-hued, silver metal, encasing 24 mouthblown glass panes. The lantern is lit by an internal hanging pendant of a similar shape, made with hand-blown, milk-white glass and accented with shards of clear light escaping from the open-edged frame.

The lantern is suspended by a custom paktong chain with a unique repeating master link design. The paktong, a unique, non-tarnishing metal, was re-created by Meta with the help of Oxford University's archaeological material sciences unit and a small, specialist foundry with a particular expertise in complex historic alloys.

The Meta-paktong formulation is based upon a candlestick from 1720 made of Chinese-sourced paktong which possesses a particularly beautiful patina. All of the structural elements of this piece have been cast by the lost wax method.

Design:
Matali Crasset

Manufacturer:
Meta