If optical illusions strike your fancy, this dramatic mirrored sconce might be the closest you'll come to observing infinity. Drawing inspiration from American painter Frank Stella, this dazzling work of art from the Brooklyn-based Rosie Li mirrors LED light in a series of geometric shapes, producing a mesmerizing trick to the eye.
The striking piece is comprised of brass, steel, wood, and a half-mirrored glass diffuser that illuminates through a dimming 16 watt light and infinite geometric patterns. Its scientific- and mathematic-based design is configured through modular parts coming together to create a sculptural effect.
The flawless brushed finish is developed through Rosie Li’s in-house technique that consists of directional brushing, a wax sealant, and hand buffing. Each handcrafted sconce is made to order with materials that are either developed right at the Rosie Li Studio or selected from local vendors.
Lighting designer Rosie Li and engineer Philip Watkins founded the Brooklyn-based studio just this year, and their work is already taking the design world by storm after just a few months in production. The self-proclaimed “unlikely friends” have hit the ground running with an innovative thought process that encourages us to go beyond the traditional limits of perception.
Photos by Mike Chino for Inhabitat