The young French talent, Benjamin Graindorge—named Best Young Designer 2011/2012 by Elle Décoration at Milan’s big international furniture fair in April—has almost outdone nature with his design of morningMist, a magical lighting sculpture as romantic as its name. A limited edition for the gallery Ymer&Malta, morningMist is made of small ultra-white and colored glass spheres that seem to float like bunches of bubbles above a brilliant white lacquered steel base. “I love this lamp because it seems to be unfinished,” Graindorge explains. “We could easily imagine being able to add a few glass balls to watch it grow until it takes over the entire room, with the light from one source going on forever.” The lamp, which comes in a dozen different shades, mysteriously reflects colors and light in a way the designer describes as like the moment of first awakening, “the moment where the real and unreal come together”.

Ymer&Malta 44 rue La Condamine, Paris 17th, 01.53.42.34.20. www.ymeretmalta.com

Originally published in the June 2012 issue of France Today

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