From our recent visit to Decorex 2017, looking through periodicals and visiting various social media pages, we have seen that there has been a real surge of interest in using Alabaster.
I hadn't really thought of using Alabaster in any of our projects before, as I felt that it had always been used in quite traditional or kitsch applications which had put me off even considering it as beautiful. I am pleased to say my opinion has changed.
One company that has been working in Alabaster since 2005 and produced stunning, tactile pieces are Atelier Alain Ellouz. Whether it be their machine manufactured designs, such as Prague or their hand carved jewels, Galet, they have captured the beauty of the stone into works of art.
Another company that has embraced this natural material is Heathfield. Rather than using Alabaster for it's transparency to illuminate they have produce a range of table lamp bases that show off its depth of colour and multi layering within the stone.
CTO LIghting have also embraced this trend with some of their new additions to their range. We particular like the Lucid 200 Pendant which has a modern feel with a Deco edge.