Leaves of Light

Bohemia-based decorative lighting maison Sans Souci launches its latest light in India, Contour, inspired by the curving, glistening beauty of the leaf.


Czech lighting company Sans Souci, renowned for creating tailor-made decorative lighting fixtures, glass objects and architecture features for projects around the world, has launched a new statement light in India, Contour, which has been inspired by nature, with the leaf as the central motif.

The designers at Sans Souci are constantly inspired by nature, and this light is no different. It does veer into the world of fantasy, with the contours and colours of this make-believe universe. Designer Klara Mikesova has played with optical illusions as she defines the main component of Contour – the metallurgical glass leaf. The optical décor follows the veins of a real leaf. The gold leaf edges lend it an extra touch of beauty, so that while it looks as though the entire leaf is gilded, the fact is, it is only an optical illusion.

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The magnificent light is made up of several hand-blown, gilded crystal leaves that create a shimmering effect. They come with subtle colour shades: Crystal and soda and golden edges; Opal shards and golden edges; Smoke shards and golden edges; Smoke shards and silver mica and silver edges; Amber shards and golden mica and golden edges; Rosalite shards and silver edges; Cobalt smoke shards and golden edges; Cobalt and golden edges.

Lifestyle Insider A detail of the Contour light installation by Sans Souci

With several generations of glass-blowers that flow in the brand’s DNA, and a quality of work and finish made famous by the purely Czech origin of their products, Sans Souci is also a master at creating architectural features, such as railings, stairways, tables, skylights, columns, and others. Sans Souci is the name behind some of the most stunning light installations – in the Ritz-Carlton, Pune, the Maximilian Hotel, Prague, the King’s Casino, Prague, and the Ritz-Carlton, Berlin, among numerous other luxury commercial and private projects.

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