Phylactères 2018


Charles Kaisin always goes further in his ideas because according to him, there are no limits to art. This is the very first time the designer has designed lighting fixtures. Through his latest creation, he seeks to find the point of convergence between art, design and poetry. His creations encourage us to manipulate and play with language. In this case, phylacteries refer to the bubbles used by comic strip artists to make their characters talk. Charles Kaisin reflects and makes us think about language and communication.

Phylacteries are created from glass and copper being natural materials. The glass bubbles are made in the traditional way, in fact, they are hand-blown in Val Saint Lambert while the copper is worked in a traditional way.

The collection presents 6 different words: love, desire, dream, joy, happy & hope. The current passes through the copper wire before reaching the lamp that illuminates the word. These were made in 4 different colours chosen by the designer such as: Blue, aubergine, champagne and yellow.