We believe that local handicraft carries the genes of cultural identity. Be it eye-catching lights made from bamboo or hand woven pillows, the designers of AY ILLUMINATE always work with what they find in nature and cultures around the world. In close cooperation with artisans in Asia and Africa they explore the natural materials and traditional skills at hand. This results in contemporary, organically shaped designs, created by local techniques in natural materials. AY ILLUMINATE’s products celebrate the unique beauty of traditional handicrafts around the globe.
We’re delighted to present two new lamps, both firmly rooted in Dutch soil! For Wren and Kiwi, Dutch design studio House of Thol, took inspiration from locally recycled aluminium blinds. The complete production process is handled in the Netherlands at Tomingroep, Almere. This social enterprise provides employment for people with and without disabilities.
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