With our Granada Collection, that language translates as a marriage of modern and traditional geometries. Visiting the workshop is like stepping into an alchemist’s laboratory: you see tables strewn with cut glass, chisels, pliers, and brushes. Family members work side by side, masters of both glass and metalwork. It takes years of knowledge, learned in the hands, to make each of these hand-forged lanterns.
The process is painstaking, and involves upwards of 20 individual steps. Working from a hand-drawn template, each pane of glass is hand-traced and hand-cut. To create the frame that will enclose the panes, every bend in the metal is carefully cut and turned. The welder then fuses the frame, cutting off the slag as he or she works. In the final stages, a patina is meticulously hand-painted on to every fixture before a protective lacquer is applied.