Fifteen years of luminous spherical alabaster cascades… Signatures Singulières Magazine wanted to celebrate LUNA, the iconic alabaster suspension lamp from Atelier Alain Ellouz. A product of exceptional French craftsmanship, this luminaire offers numerous customizable combinations that serve as a great source of decorative inspiration. Beyond its personalized and sculptural arrangement possibilities, LUNA is also a condensed form of astral magic!
Above: Atelier Alain Ellouz showroom in New York.
LUNA is a spherical satellite, radiating with light, capturing all attention. It is a changing moon that multiplies to inhabit space. LUNA is also an iconic luminaire that has been enhancing interior decor for 15 years, created by Atelier Alain Ellouz, and celebrated both in France and abroad. This luminaire also showcases the expertise of the art craftsmen at the Atelier when it comes to working with alabaster. Since 2005, Alain Ellouz, a stone sculptor, and his team of 35 individuals have been magnifying alabaster and rock crystal. Among the Atelier’s star creations, LUNA comes in various custom versions. This alabaster suspension stands out with its clean lines, enhancing the stone, much like a precious jewel. Overall, it’s a remarkable piece of work that has captivated Signatures Singulières Magazine.
A rod, a sphere… At first glance, this pure alabaster luminaire appears to be simple. However, alabaster is a stone that demands precision work. The alabaster spheres are hand-carved and hollowed to achieve an unprecedented finesse. Ultimately, the stone’s translucent patterns are revealed through the art craftsmen’s expertise, followed by the integration of invisible LED backlighting. It’s the material itself that emits weightless light. Moreover, the client has an infinite constellation of configurations to choose from. The proposed compositions of these alabaster suspensions vary based on the globe’s diameters, as well as the number and height of the hooks. Regardless of the dimensions, alabaster always exhibits a varying appearance depending on the integrated lighting. LUNA multiplies itself, and the facets of alabaster move and enchant the observer’s gaze.
The numerous possible combinations of this alabaster luminaire inspire many interior architects worldwide. As a result, LUNA alabaster suspensions find their place in numerous prestigious interiors and luxury hotels. Among the latest integrations, two Lebanese architecture firms, Raëd Abillama Architects and GM Architects, have opted for custom compositions of LUNA. From a modernist villa to a contemporary apartment to a luxury hotel, each of these Beirut projects now welcomes LUNA. The allure of French craftsmanship and the creativity of the Atelier undoubtedly captivate international architects and designers. This exceptional mineral work adds a touch of luxury to any interior. Additionally, an iconic luminaire like LUNA represents a galaxy of customized decorative inspirations, exactly what Signatures Singulières Magazine admires. Thus, it’s a splendid way to celebrate the 15th anniversary of this alabaster luminaire imbued with astral magic!
We are pleased to announce the opening of the Galerie Alain Ellouz in early September 2023 at 55 Quai des Grands Augustin – Paris 6ème.
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