Every once in a while you come across a gem, in this case it was a design gem from aditi studios during BlogTour London at Tent London. We had the pleasure of discussing their lamp collection with a few members of the aditi studios team, that humbly described their design as a product of a sustainable process with all natural materials using only traditional methods. Our ears perked up to say the least.
The Scandinavian inspired lines of the Laerdel lamp combined with Aditi’s trademark volcanic basalt like exterior make this a show stopper. The distressed exterior almost seems to belie the heavily glazed and polished white interior. We love the juxtaposition with the gold tipped light bulb, the finish du jour in London.
While we loved the whole collection, it was the Flying Scotsman lamps that were responsible for our screeching halt at aditi studios in the first place. The designs are raw and primitive but intricate at the same time. Aditi studios describes the collection as “A classic large down lighter approached in a traditional hand sculpted ceramic with a decorative nod toward the modern.” The fixture on the left is finished with a matte textured cowl of graphite grey, for an edgy industrial style and on the right, the same fixture gets feminine with a distressed floral finish.
Finally, the I/O lamp is a fun individual hand thrown pendant and the first of its kind from aditi studios. The interior is rich with texture, crafted like traditional stoneware, hand thrown by artisans. Aditi studios prides itself in its handcrafted lighting collections using only sustainable production processes and natural materials like mud, water, silk and glass. There’s an honesty about these pieces that we simply covet.