Glass Sconce 004

Natalie Weinberger

Weinberger’s background in historic preservation is present in her informedness of age-old techniques such as pâte de verre. The results of this cumbersome process are unique, elegant panels of translucent glass, which have been fastened with custom hardware into wall sconces. The lights are abstract and sculptural, vaguely evoking flowers with translucent petals, a nod to the Art Nouveau period when a revival of pâte de verre flourished.

Though this sconce gives the appearance of a stack of petals melded together through time it is created with just two layers bolted together. The diffused translucency offers an overall rich, unusual material quality creating a perfectly warm light when switched on.