Dark Moon Sconce

Pelle’s Dark Moon Wall Sconce inspired by historical design, jewelry, and made in collaboration with Russell Whitmore of Erie Basin.
Pelle’s Dark Moon Wall Sconce illuminates an artistic office space.
Detail of the Dark Moon Wall Sconce’s unique serpentine marble fringe.
Pelle’s Dark Moon Wall Sconce hangs on a white wall with a hand reaching towards the light to show scale.
Pelle’s Dark Moon Wall Sconce hangs at in a tradeshow booth along with three other pieces from their collection.
Pelle’s Dark Moon Wall Sconce hangs on a white wall above their Lost and Found side table.
Pelle’s Dark Moon Wall Sconce photographed against a rich red backdrop.
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    Product Name:
    Dark Moon Sconce

    Design Year:

    Past Presence

    Designer / Manufacturer:
    PELLE and Erie Basin

    L 24.4in/61.9cm x D 4.6in/11.8cm x H 21.2in/53.8cm

    LED, Patinaed Metal, Solid Brass, Verde Marble

    Made in New York

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Dark Moon is a wall-mounted metal and stone light fixture that mimics a form popular in Arts & Crafts jewelry. The sconce’s half-moon is crafted from solid brass that has undergone an aging process of hand-applied jade patina, creating subtle coloration ranging from deep blue-green to carbon black. Below, twelve stone segments dangle from cast brass hardware, forming a freely moving fringe. Each segment is cut from Serpentine marble, whose hues echo the patina of the jade finish above. Light emits from the silhouette of the half moon, diffusing through the stone fringe and highlighting the resonant textures of this illuminated sculpture.

PAST PRESENCE is a collaboration between Jean and Oliver Pelle, and antique dealer and jewelry designer Russell Whitmore of Erie Basin. The collection brings together PELLE’s modern design sensibilities with Whitmore’s specialization in jewelry fabrication and historical design.

With the goal of creating a collection that spans beyond the contemporary context, PELLE and Erie Basin layered decorative elements onto modern forms, combining romantic nostalgia with clean lines. The collection was conceived with intentional playfulness, and each piece experiments with traditional methods and rarely-used materials, creating provocative juxtapositions of weight, austerity, and scale.

PAST PRESENCE is a collection of three new unusual pieces that resulted from the collaboration.

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