Ay Lin Heinen and Nelson Sepulveda are the lead designers for Ay Illuminate, a Dutch lighting manufacturer that soulfully sources materials; empowers artisans in their own, often struggling, communities; and produces casually elegant and unique fixtures in the process. Nelson’s desire to develop lighting products that break new ground in terms of design knowing no bounds. The result is beautiful silk-cashmere shades for the Z series of pendants produced by a few women who have a lot of experience.
Dimensions: 22’’ Height x 16.25’’ Width
Material: Handcrafted black bamboo frame, which is covered in hand knitted black sisal from Swaziland.
The fabric shades are created in local collaborative workshops by women whose lives are being uplifted by the effort. The fabric is gathered around the frame by hand and cinched at the ends. The textural quality of the knitted shade filters the emitted light to cast soft patterns on surrounding surfaces.