The New Lotus



The Lotus is our latest edition to the Triffid table lamp family.

It is a stylized Lotus flower made from antique cranberry glass and set in a mini oval glass dome with a copper leafed trim.

In Buddhism the lotus is known to be associated with purity, spiritual awakening and faithfulness. The flower is considered pure as it is able to emerge from murky waters in the morning and be perfectly clean. Therefore in common with Egyptian mythology the lotus is seen as a sign of rebirth, but additionally it is associated with purity. The breaking of the surface every morning is also suggestive of desire, this leads to it being associated with spiritual enlightenment.

Project Lane Crawford

Behind the scenes at Lane Crawford in Hong Kong…
Not only was I invited to display and sell my ‘Botanica’ inspired exclusive designs…I too was shipped out to Hong Kong.
Lane Crawford  invited me to rifle through their warehouse which currently houses many unwanted pieces and ex-display items. I relished the challenge to create new and unusual ‘Botanica’ pieces with my findings from their “warehouse of unwanted things”

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I found a stack of laser cut flowers left over from a previous display so I immediately got to work with a staple gun.

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Being obsessed with lighting I couldn’t help but add a small hidden spot light so that the chair illuminated itself were ever it was.

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I found a bundle of steel wire which I fixed to the framework of the chair like a spiders web, and embellished the web with large crystals from a chandelier which i had found and dismantled earlier.

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It is amazing how metallic like the paper lowers became after a special treatment.

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Neon equally successful colour and finish.

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The mannequins received the same treatment as the chairs, and were lit from with in by a bundle of fairy lights that we found in the warehouse.contemporary lightingIMG_0817lres

I’ve had the most wonderful time creating new and unusual pieces.

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On display throughout the Lane Crawford IFC mall store…

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Emerald Faerie’s lighting is on show and available exclusively for Lane Crawford as part of their SS14 Botanica. Prime position in the window and entrance of their Home department at Pacific Place until April 14th 2014.

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The window features bespoke Vine wall lights and Golden chandelier created in Hong Kong at their HQ studios.

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Continuing inside to see clusters of Emerald Faerie’s Mini chandeliers and impressive Icicle chandelier.

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The Emerald Faerie with her work..adding the final touches to the display.

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I spy something new….

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As part of their collaboration Lane Crawford invited Fiona Gall of Emerald Faerie to their HQ studios in Hong Kong to create some exclusive pieces on site. The challenge was to create a luxury item(s) that fitted this seasons ‘Botanica’ brief from their warehouse of unwanted items from past displays.

In 7 days she produced 8 flower and crystal encrusted chairs that were illuminated by a single low watt halogen bulb and a large pair of mirrors frames.

We will be following this post with a detailed behind the scenes account of this project in Hong Kong. Along with images from around the stores to see where the Botanica chairs can be found.

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Emerald Faerie @
Lane Crawford Home department
Level One, Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Admiralty, Hong Kong
Opening Hours: Daily, 10am to 9pm