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Daniel Pirsc : light me a rose ?

The little prince asked the fox to draw him a sheep.

If I were a little princess in the world of Saint-Exupéry, I would have asked Daniel Pirsc to design me a luminous flower, the lovers one : a rose.

But I don’t have to read, hope or dream. That’s done ! The czech designer Daniel Pirsc has created this improbable and incredible flower for Lasvit : “Roza”. The beautiest bouquet : a lonely flower http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pYMCl0Lh-Lw.

This rose, like a loving gift you hang, the head falling, in suspension, to leave it dry and keep it forever : an eternal beauty, an eternal love. How to recreate the fragility and the symbol of a rose without fading ? How to make design with a rose without kitsch ? This material which seems so fine and soft is not fabric … but porcelain. Transparent but with temperament ; a material that allows a twilight (chiaroscuro), smooth and delicate like a petal of rose.

Each petal acts like a filter which softens the light that comes out like out of a sunny-heart. I leave you imagine the magic atmosphere such a lamp can create in a room : warm and soft. Just leave the light open and blossom.

To see more about the work of this designer from Mikulov :



In order to add poetry to this poetic creation, I leave you read the verse of Pierre de Ronsard (in old french) :

Mignonne, allons voir si la rose

Mignonne, allons voir si la rose
Qui ce matin avoit desclose
Sa robe de pourpre au Soleil,
A point perdu ceste vesprée
Les plis de sa robe pourprée,
Et son teint au vostre pareil.

Las ! voyez comme en peu d’espace,
Mignonne, elle a dessus la place
Las ! las ses beautez laissé cheoir !
Ô vrayment marastre Nature,
Puis qu’une telle fleur ne dure
Que du matin jusques au soir !

Donc, si vous me croyez, mignonne,
Tandis que vostre âge fleuronne
En sa plus verte nouveauté,
Cueillez, cueillez vostre jeunesse :
Comme à ceste fleur la vieillesse
Fera ternir vostre beauté.


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This entry was posted on June 5, 2012 by in Design.
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