There is just something exquisite about French luxury design. Regardless of where you see it, you just know it’s French. Take for instance the sculptural loukoum lights from Paris-based designer Christophe Côme. I first saw one on a 17th century Chinese praying table several years back and the visual still haunts me. They’re so amazing!
Made of polished crystal with a patinated bronze base, the lights are timeless. Each glass block is crafted individually so no 2 lamps are the same. Appropriately, they're named after those imperfect blocks of gelatinous confection we in the West call “turkish delights” – loukoum – and the lamps come in various sizes both in translucent white or yellow.
And just like it was at home sitting on a Chinese antique, these lights can effortlessly combine in more modern settings, whether on a 1920s Ruhlmann table or a contemporary Jake Phipps console. Smoking hot to say the least!
image credits: Cristina Grajales Gallery, New York who represents the artist.