The lamp ©NOM VE was conceived and created by me, the weaving was made in collaboration with craftsmen from the Republic of Congo and Myanmar.
©NOM VE is inspired by a plant in Congo, that I picked up one morning while walking on a sandy beach surrounded by dense vegetation of palm trees and tropical plants. In the local language ©NOM VE means unnamed. ©NOM VE is the name I chose for the lamp, no one knew which plant it was.
Liana’s weaving follows soft shapes, sometimes similar to color shapes, coming alive by a movement made of softness and harmony. The atmosphere created is composed of sunny colors, rich in light. Yellow, red and orange dominate, becoming warm light and recalling typical African atmospheres, recalling desert, sand and endless spaces.
I declined this product in three different sizes and shapes.
The first and bigger lamp (NOM VE 1) can be placed on the floor, the second one (NOM VE 2) on a side-table and the third and smaller one (NOM VE 3) can be posed on a table or hung in the garden by a tree.
The value of the object as well as its uniqueness, as a handmade product, and hence never equal, lies in the time of creation (10 days for NOM VE 1, 7 days for NOM VE 2, 2 days for NOM VE 3) and in the attention given to the mixture of experiences between cultures and faraway countries, the promotion of small local businesses and the preservation of the environment as reference to the Sustainable Development Goals set forth by the United Nations.
©NOM VE is part of a small signed series that comes with a Certificate of Authenticity and an explanation of the origins of the lamp wrapped in a paper called “Onion Paper” handmade in Myanmar. The bulb used is long-lasting and energy saving. The electric parts are European and CE certified. The fumigation of the lamp’s natural structure is certified.
©NOM VE lamp was exposed in the Fine Dining of the famous and historic Strand Hotel in Yangon which is part of the Leading Hotels of the World (www.lhw.com/hotel/The-Strand-Yangon-Yangon-Myanmar ). Situated on the banks of the Yangon River, The Strand is located in a restored Victorian palace, rich in history. It was built in 1901 by the Sarkies brothers during the English domination of the country. The hotel was attended by royalty, nobility and famous personalities. Among them are George Orwell (British novelist), Sir Peter Ustinov (British actor), Somerset Maugham (British novelist), Rudyard Kipling (British writer), Noël Coward (British play writer), Prince Edward VIII of the British Monarchy, David Rockefeller (CEO of Chase) and Mick Jagger of the band The Rolling Stones. At this place the French merchants concluded their business.
*The prototype is protected by WIPO, Geneva, Switzerland.
Copyright © 2009, Andromachi Lykartsi