Instructions

Instructions

  1. First slide the canopy over the cord
  2. Hang the fixture at the desired height, using the black hook
  3. Mount the porcelain lamp on the fixture as shown in the pictures below. Make sure that the fixture is all the way down, so it can spread it’s ‘wings’.
  4. Fix the canopy
  5. Done! Enjoy!

    Taking it out: just gently and slowly pull it out by the cord. When the ‘wings’ stick out you can squeeze them and pull it completely out.

    When following these steps and doing them with caution it will work every time.

Manual Booklamp

Inserting the fixture into the lamp is easily done following the steps in these pictures. For the most equal spreading of light it is best to have the leds facing sideways. You can see which way is up on the photo’s.

Taking the fixture out is even more easy: gently pull on the cord until it comes out.

Manual-hls

Instructions

  1. First slide the ceiling cup over the cord
  2. Hang the fixture at the desired height, using the black hook
  3. Mount the porcelain lamp on the fixture as shown in the pictures below. Make sure that the fixture is all the way down, so it can spread it’s ‘wings’.
  4. Fix the ceiling cup
  5. Done! Enjoy!

Pendant Lamp Bone China

Handshaped bone china light with a closed bottom

The clear forms of the lamp have been modeled in clay by hand, thus receiving its characteristic somewhat irregular surface and form.
The closed form (the underside is closed) initially seems solid, monumental. Then follows the unexpected transparency, where the material comes to life by the light.

The lamps are manually produced in the studio. Each casting gets its own ‘drawing’ in the process, which is only revealed by light. In addition the finishing and the firing process affect the final form. Each lamp is therefore unique.

material: bone china | height approximately 27 cm, diameter approximately 20 cm | fabric cord

 

Dome China Text

Dome China

A large dome-shaped chandelier, handmade in the translucent material bone china.

Bone china is often associated with classic English crockery, but was used for this project to create a light object with monumental dimensions and appearance. It is made up of a large number of parts. The cast elements have hand-sculpted models as a base. Together they form a slightly arched dome, whose parts differ greatly in light color and intensity by variables such as wall thickness and size.

The Dome China can have one, two or three rings. The measurements are:

  • 1 ring | seven elements | diameter of about 90 cm
  • 2 rings 22 elements | diameter of about 170 cm
  • 3 rings | 45 elements | diameter of more than 250 cm

Dome China: other sizes
There is also a smaller and a larger version of the Dome China:

Small

  • 1 ring | seven elements | diameter of about 55 cm
  • 2 rings 20 elements | diameter of about 100 cm

X-Large

  • 1 ring | nine elements | diameter of about 115 cm

Of course, a custom Dome can also be made to order!

Below are some pictures of the Dome China with two rings (170 cm), at Piet Hein Eek in Eindhoven (website) and at the priory (monastery) of Buitenplaats Doornburgh in Maarssen. (website). And also pictures of the one ring (90cm) chandelier at Mint in London (
website) and the Frozen Fountain in Amsterdam (website).

Dome China

Publication in the trade magazine ‘[Inst]Allicht’, December 2017

“One of the most impressive lamps of the Dutch Design Week was this monumental chandelier, the ‘Dome China’; handmade by designer Gerard Bovenberg, from semi-transparent bone china (ivory porcelain). The chandelier has a diameter of no less than 170 cm. The cast elements have hand-formed models as a base. Together they form a slightly vaulted dome, of which the parts differ greatly in light color and intensity, by variables such as wall thickness and size.”

Pendant lamp porcelain

Pendant lamp bone china

The clear forms of this lamp have been modeled in clay by hand. It is cast in bone china. This model has a closed bottom.

bone china porcelain | approximately 27 cm in height, diameter of 20 cm | textile cord

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