Making Our Echo Lamp

A story from Burkina Faso

The bronze casting process requires many specialized hands. One person crafts the wax model, another builds the clay envelope, which is then fired by the smelter to ensure the casting. Then come the welders, the rectifiers and the finishers.

These many hands work together to make our Echo Lamp at a foundry that runs under the stewardship of AD100 designer Ambre Jarno of Maison Integre. There, skilled artisans make this sculptural fixture for us from recycled metals.

In the finished piece, two elements, light and bronze, engage in relationship to one another. Two parts, a light source and a reflector, suggest intimacy as light is bounced from one piece to the other in a soft reflected glow.

Each Echo Lamp is unique due to its handmade nature.