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Paula Arntzen – Lighting Love

How truly amazing are the Petit Trianon and Grand Trianon lights from Dutch artist and designer Paula Arntzen? They are available through Artecnica and their list of exclusive retailers — I’m hoping they have one in Germany because I am dying to buy one for my office or living room because it’s exactly what I’ve been looking for. Have you heard of Artecnica before? If not, they are a design company in L.A. that collaborates with both emerging and established international designers and together they create inspiring decorative objects for the home and workplace. Can you imagine this light in your home office? I can! Totally!

Paula Arntzen - Lighting Love

About these lovely Trianon lights Artecnica explains, “Named after the palace of King Louis XIV, Grand Trianon is a large, lightweight chandelier made of post-consumer coated Tyvek. When lit up, the Grand Trianon emits a soft checkerboard glow from behind its surface of folded slits.” The Petit Trianon is a smaller, detailed version with identical texture and pattern.

Paula Arntzen - Lighting Love

Paula says of her inspiration behind these lights, “Both lights are a result of a unique experience I had at the Palace of Versailles combined with my love for this elegant material”. What a lovely design, I can’t wait to get my hands on one someday, what a lovely score that would be!

(images: paula arntzen)

Posted by decor8 in Objects on November 23, 2010

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  1. Ottomar commented
    November 23rd, 2010 at 11:48pm

    Nice, I want one for my bedroom…
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  2. steffi commented
    November 24th, 2010 at 12:27am

    Those are gorgeous!

  3. Victoria commented
    November 24th, 2010 at 2:20am

    They are so pretty. And remind me of wasp’s nests. Have you ever seen some of them hanging in trees?
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  4. Thomas Folke Andersen commented
    November 24th, 2010 at 10:13am

    These look pretty cool. Thanks for sharing this inspiration.
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  5. Iris commented
    November 24th, 2010 at 12:50pm

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  6. Julie-Inspired commented
    November 24th, 2010 at 2:15pm

    Amazing…I bet the light gives the room such a great feeling, like not too bright.
    Julie xo
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  7. My Owl Barn commented
    November 24th, 2010 at 2:53pm

    This is gorgeous! I bet it will look even more beautiful at night time.
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  8. ana commented
    November 24th, 2010 at 4:13pm

    I can totally imagine the Grand Trianon lamp in the hallway of my new house :) the light effects are gorgeous

  9. A Plum By Any Other Name commented
    November 24th, 2010 at 4:33pm

    I’m a sucker for lighting. Love that little seagreen glass lamp!
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  10. Jen commented
    November 24th, 2010 at 5:03pm

    Those are so cool! Want.
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  11. Tracy Kunzler commented
    November 24th, 2010 at 9:04pm

    So sleek and modern, yet organic, too! Reminiscent of a honeycomb or pine cone. Great design!
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  12. Hazel commented
    November 24th, 2010 at 10:39pm

    So unusual! Great design always nice to spot something a little different.

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  13. Joey commented
    November 25th, 2010 at 4:23pm

    For those of you living in San Francisco her lights are now hanging at Propeller on Hayes Street. Myself I have both the Petit Trianon and Grand Trianon hanging in our living room. The little notches in the lamps create a beautiful effect on the walls and ceiling.

  14. Bella Grace Studios commented
    November 30th, 2010 at 9:29pm

    Just bought 4 of the Grands for our new studio! SO excited :)

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