Breathtakingthat's what came to mind when we saw the ruins of an old Nevada mine at sunset.
The walls had been constructed of wine bottles and mud.
All those old bottles arranged so perfectly and capturing the sunlight, what better inspiration for a lighting family? We mimicked the bottle ends with recycled steel circles of varying sized filled with recycled glass discs.
Varaluz is located in Las Vegas, and according to legend, a couple of designs may have originated on a cocktail napkin (Shaken, Aizen).
Founded by Ron Henderson in 2006, he merges an eclectic aesthetic with an aerospace engineering background, forming the DNA of the Varaluz collection.
Each fixture is precisely rendered by Ron, and then hand-forged and finished by master craftsmen in the Philippines, whose trades span the generations, merging sophisticated style with quality construction.
The natural and built worlds inspire the Varaluz collection: shells, banana leaves and sea creatures (Big, Banana Leaf, Urchin), along with reclaimed glass and metal (Fascination, Ribbon).
Formalist influences strike an unexpected balance with whimsy.
Art-deco intersects with a childhood game of tic-tac-toe (Silicon Valley).
Modernism collides with the Brady Bunch (Palm Springs).
- Hand-forged steel has 70% or greater recycled content
- Recycled clear bottle glass
- Hammered Ore finish
- Manufacturer provides 1 year warranty