This collection is inspired by the distinctive shape and character of the piña—the heart of the agave plant—from which mezcal is made. Each lamp is individually and expertly coaxed to form in Oaxaca, where mezcal has played a vital spiritual and ritualistic role in community life for centuries. The handblown forms capture the beautiful heft of the piña, revealed in the undulating glass structures. The lamps reflect an organic symmetry that nods to both the role of nature and to that of the human hand.
Each lamp in the collection has as its namesake a different type of agave used in mezcal production: TOBALÁ, ESPADÍN and CUISHE.
Each of the various glass colors (clear, smoke and charcoal) evokes a different stage in the distillation process.