Celine Wright reconciles the artisanal and design. Using non-polluting human energy, one of the cloud-shape lights, molded and structured by hand, can be composed of more than 2000 bands of paper. Using only a brush, its realization can take up to 4 days of work. ‘Our appreciation of time soothes our rhythms of constant consumption,’ underlines Celine Wright. In an effort to reduce the pollution tied to transport, the fabrication is realized on a human scale in our studio at Montreuil and at home in a network close to the studio. Equally being one of our sustainable values is poetry; each light is unique and speaks of nature.
Celine Wright restores the reputation of this ‘forgotten material’ in our industrial society. Washi, Japanese paper distinguishable for its whiteness, posses numerous virtues little known in Europe: resistant and translucent, it allows for the creation of enormous lights with an extreme lightness; Cirrus, a light of 2m20 weighs less than 5kg. Delicate and functional, it illustrates perfectly the fable of the oak and the reed, the apparent fragility of the paper does not leave transparent its resistance.