Leucos has unveiled the new Eva Zeisel Collection, the last design project Zeisel worked on with her own hands before passing away at 105 years old. The line is also the design icon's only lighting collection on the market.
A self-declared "maker of useful things," Eva Zeisel's assortment includes two pendants, two wall sconces and two table lamps. The new pieces show off her signature style and are inspired by organic forms with soft curves like those of the human body.
The lights first came to life as cutout models, a free-hand technique typical of Zeisel's work. They were then placed in the care of skilled Italian Murano glassmakers. After feeling the smooth contours of the resulting glass fixtures, she declared that the two styles in the collection would be called Spring and Summer.
"I always like to design at least two shapes together, so that I create a family that relates to each other," she explained. "These lights are cousins."
Suitable for residential and commercial use, the new Eva Zeisel collection for Leucos is available in incandescent or fluorescent light sources. The incandescent versions can be easily retrofitted with energy-saving LEDs.
Spring by Eva Zeisel for Leucos
Spring's silhouette is emblematic of many of Zeisel's distinctive masterpieces. Characterized by soft curves and fluid lines, the Leucos team had their work cut out for them when it came to translating the subtleties of Zeisel's drawn design into fragile hand-blown Murano glass. The svelte shape of Spring comes in several models including pendant, wall sconce and table. Most unusual is the shade-less table lamp, which emits ambient light and resembles a glowing sculpture. It is accented with polished chrome at its base. The color palette for Zeisel's creations reflects the natural aesthetic of the lights. Spring is offered in smooth, glossy white, as well as glossy honey and is 6" at its widest point and 19" high.
Summer by Eva Zeisel for Leucos
In Zeisel's words, Summer is the "cousin" of Spring. Like Spring, Summer was first conceived as a cut-out model and boasts some of the same gentle curves, except it is rounder and wider. With a more voluptuous shape, it's almost as if it "bloomed" from the narrower Spring. Summer is available in a pendant, table and wall sconce configuration. The pendant model has a slightly rounded indentation at the bottom, while the table light's base is flat and accented by polished chrome. Summer comes in smooth, glossy white, as well as glossy honey and measures 11" at its widest point and 12" high.