THE PEROUSE CANDLESTICK
Three candles as if suspended in the air
The creative idea is to suspend three candles and thus obtain a feeling of floating in the air.
The shape of the chandelier is inspired by the masts of old sailboats. It takes its name from the late 18th century explorer “Jean François de la Pérouse” who aboard 2 sailboats La Boussole and L’Astrolabe was exploring the Pacific Ocean at the instigation of King Louis XVI of France. .
The candlestick is made entirely of brass turning. A total of 5 kg of brass are shaped by hand. A brass circle supports the 3 bobèches. It is held in balance by 3 suede calfskin straps. These straps are reinforced with a brass flat which ensures better rigidity .
A subtle matte and gloss finish is achieved in gold plating. Today, with our electric lighting, we are no longer able to appreciate the subtlety between matte and gloss that give this shimmering appearance to candle-lit gilding. It is therefore advisable to keep it away from any electric lighting to appreciate the nuances of gilding.
The La Pérouse candlestick is surmounted by a crystal in which the flames of the candles are reflected.
The bobèches end in a glass dish to which the curve contrasts harmoniously. The choice of these pure, crystalline materials makes it possible to create a break with gold and a fair balance of precious materials.
It becomes a centerpiece on a dining room table, bringing with its 3 candles a subdued light that reveals the gilding.
The electric blue suede calfskin contrasts with the gilding and brings a touch of contemporary color.