1,001 reasons to love Mariano Fortuny’s Scheherazade lamps

Mariano Fortuny
Mariano Fortuny

You might know Scheherazade as a fictional character from One Thousand and One Nights. The lamp’s name sums up the atmosphere it creates: a mix of excitement and splendour, intellect and romance. Its just as mythical as its creator—one look and you’ll be hooked!

Designer profile

While he’s mainly known for his fashion design and textiles, Mariano Fortuny was also a painter, engraver, photographer and scenographer. In addition, he’s known for having revolutionized stage lighting and lamp design.

Born in 1871 in Spain, Mariano Fortuny moved to France before settling in Venice, where he lived until his death in 1949. For Mariano, light is the cornerstone of all creation and his lamps were the result of in-depth research on lighting, design and filters.

Bringing Scheherazade lamps to light

Scheherazade lamps combine Fortuny’s love of Venetian and Eastern styles. The elegant two- or three-tiered structure in the shape of an upside-down pagoda is suspended by fine strings decorated with Murano glass beads. The lowest tier comes to a point with an elegant engraved pendant. The delicate opalescent silk, refined ornamentation and balanced silhouettes come together to create veritable light sculptures, highlighting the lamp’s international inspiration.

Venetia Studium is carrying the torch and continuing to produce these marvellous lamps that blend in with any style of décor thanks to their superior illumination and soft ambiance that’s at once evocative and timeless.

Discover their classic charm in our Montréal showroom.

Reflect your personal style with these sophisticated mirrors

More than just a flashy accessory, mirrors have been prestigious and elegant elements of interior design for centuries. Lending itself to myriad styles and forms, mirrors help you keep on top of your appearance while adding depth to any room. Add light and whimsy to your space with this carefully curated selection of mirrors.

1. F.A. 33 Rectangular Wall Mirror by Gio Ponti
Designed by the legendary Gio Ponti, the F.A. 33 mirror features a clean and light curved form. This collector’s item is known to bring elegance to any space with its emblematic and discreet shape. Hang up your reflection in style and choose between two sizes for a classic or decorative look.

F.A. 33 Rectangular Wall Mirror by Gio Ponti
F.A. 33 Rectangular Wall Mirror by Gio Ponti

2. Slash Objects by Arielle Assouline-Lichten

The young designer Arielle Assouline-Lichten has won us over with her collection of objects primarily made from recycled industrial materials. Each of these objects blending materials like brass, marble and concrete exudes creativity. Make your vanity practical and elegant with the Slash mirror.

Slash Objects by Arielle Assouline-Lichten
Slash Objects by Arielle Assouline-Lichten

3. Art Deco Mirror by Jacques Adnet

Discover this bold mirror wrapped entirely in a leather strap and hung by an adjustable belt. This circular Art Deco mirror was designed by Jacques Adnet, who is known for his modernist work and penchant for luxury. The mirror is at once masculine and austere, while being both practical and aesthetic. Why not hang this impressive piece in your powder room or front hallway?

Art Deco Mirror by Jacques Adnet
Art Deco Mirror by Jacques Adnet

Brilliant decorative elements

Wall sconces are known for their ability to liven up decor and light up a space. Not to be overlooked, these light fixtures can change the look of a room in a flash. By softening a room or giving it some character, you can choose how you want to set the tone of a space.

Read on to find out more about two of our brightest wall sconces.

 

1. Esker Single Fold Sconce by Kelly Wearstler
Kelly Wearstler’s Esker Single Fold wall sconce is the ultimate balance between discretion and strength. Its architectural and minimalist design softens the piece’s stark angles. This sconce is sure to add a minimalist edge to any room. Available in antique-burnished brass, polished nickel or bronze.

Esker Single Fold Sconce by Kelly Wearstler
Esker Single Fold Sconce by Kelly Wearstler

2. Nimbus Wall Sconce by CTO Lighting

Each minimalist wall sconce is carefully handcrafted by an artisanal glassmaker. This bold and original creation is sure to be one of a kind, as each piece of glass is unique. Its smooth frosted glass gives it a soothing feel that’s at once retro and modern!

Nimbus Wall Sconce by CTO Lighting
Nimbus Wall Sconce by CTO Lighting

Bright or dim lighting?


Regardless of the style you want, these two carefully selected sconces are just what you need to brighten up your space.

GamFratesi, Danish-Italian fusion

GamFratesi, Danish-Italian fusion

Designer profile

Studio GamFratesi was founded by two talented architects who joined forces. Danish Stine Gam and Italian Enrico Fratesi create prestigious collections that strike a bold balance between traditions, Danish classics and international design. Building on the notion that understanding a tradition is key before working on pieces in the studio to perfect them, Gam and Fratesi uphold traditions in their collections.

 

Multiple inspirations

The two architects were greatly inspired by an experimental approach to high-quality materials and Danish and Italian production techniques. Their collection is a fusion between an Italian intellectual and conceptual approach that defies the ages and traditional Danish furniture building and crafting. Minimalist and expressive design and a sophisticated storytelling approach are the cornerstones of their work.

 

Danish and Italian creations

A perfect balance between the traditional and the unexpected, GamFratesi’s creations are above all functional and simple. Nevertheless, they rely on contrast to give their work character and personality. While respecting tradition, these two architects brilliantly manage to stand out through their innate sense of diversity and creation.

 

GamFratesi’s playful and pragmatic approach shines through in their impressive collection:

Le fauteuil Beetle
Le fauteuil Beetle

Disponible dans votre choix de tissus ou cuir sur base en laiton ou noire.

La table à café TS 105
La table à café TS 105

Disponible en plusieurs finis de marbre ou de verre sur base noire.

Le bureau TS
Le bureau TS

Disponible avec un dessus en verre fumé, marbre blanc, vert ou noir sur base noire.

Jaime Hayon, Made in Spain with passion

Jaime Hayon, Made in Spain with passion

Designer profile

Jaime Hayon, a Spanish designer and artist, is one of the most greatly admired creatives in the world. Having exhibited his work and putting his talent on display in multiple museums and galleries around the world, Hayon continues to revolutionize the creative scene and handicrafts. With each collection more distinctive than the last, his work has caught the eyes of celebrities and industry leaders.

Danish inspiration, worldwide success

His complex and intriguing works, modern and contemporary furniture, and sophisticated and striking light fixtures are all part of his prestigious collections. He masterfully promotes his signature bold look and plays with styles to defy convention and evoke the whimsy. His passion for figurines and illustration gives most of his work a surreal quality, making his pieces highly sought after by his greatest admirers.

Colourful creations

Jaime Hayon is a designer known for the central role that a range of extravagant shades of colours play in his work. Favouring whimsy over convention, his collections communicate his desire to keep fun, beauty and creative know-how alive.

 

Take a look at this Spanish designer’s out-of-this-world work and add some colour to your space:

Le fauteuil Catch
Le fauteuil Catch

Disponible avec base en métal, dans plusieurs choix de tissus ou cuir.

Le sofa Cloud
Le sofa Cloud

Disponible avec base en métal dans plusieurs choix de tissus ou cuir.

La table à café Palette
La table à café Palette

Disponible en laiton, marbre Nero Marquina et frêne teinté noir.

Our designers in the spotlight

Our designers in the spotlight

Here are some of our brilliant designers whose work we’re proud to carry. Designed to bring warmth into your home, these lamps will lure you in with their distinctive, architectural style. In light of your reading, the hardest part will be making a choice!

1. Ring Wall Sconce by CTO Lighting

The Ring wall sconce is definitely one of our favourites. With its contrast between light and dark, it strikes the perfect balance between discretion and strength. The light emanating from the inside dramatically lights up the rings. Lit up or dark, it’s a chiaroscuro masterpiece.

Ring Wall Sconce by CTO Lighting
Ring Wall Sconce by CTO Lighting

2. Etch Web Pendant by Tom Dixon

Made from a sophisticated digital acid etching method, this stainless steel pendant light was inspired by structural engineering. Nature, science and math are at the heart of this masterpiece that honours neo-futurist architect Buckminster Fuller. Let yourself be inspired by its polished finish, reminiscent of the facets of a captivating gemstone.

Etch Web Pendant by Tom Dixon
Etch Web Pendant by Tom Dixon

3. Eclipse Pendant by Lee Broom

These intersecting polished chrome disks will brighten up any space. Dissecting light and creating shadows, this striking pendant eclipses reflections as quickly as it creates them. Because of the memorable ambiance it creates, we had to add this celestial piece of work to our list!

Eclipse Pendant by Lee Broom
Eclipse Pendant by Lee Broom

4. Orion Globe Pendant by Lee Broom

Discover this awe-inspiring modular system of simple pendant lamps that juxtaposes spheres with tubes, and opaque glass with polished gold. These daring pendant lamps can be installed both horizontally and vertically, to light up your space like a constellation. Explore the infinite possibilities to create your own custom lamp.

Orion Globe Pendant by Lee Broom
Orion Globe Pendant by Lee Broom

The best looks for a stylish office

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Looking for designer pieces to make your office more inviting? Create the perfect ambiance for long days in the office or to help you put your feet up for a much-deserved break. Create a distinctive and warm decor with these desks, cabinets and coffee tables that are sure to keep you productive.

1. CH110 Desk by Hans J. Wegner

In a striking combination, the CH110 desk brings together a slim base and a large veneered desktop. Besides its perfect balance between form and function and its focus on details, it features long, elegant drawers with distinctive handles. The drawers’ functional interior compartments make them eminently practical while satisfying your craving for design.

CH110 Desk by Hans J. Wegner
CH110 Desk by Hans J. Wegner

2. Flash coffee table by Tom Dixon

Brighten up your office space with this simple, elegant and glamorous coffee table. Its mirrored bronze top and brushed brass foot give it an inviting feel with lots of attitude. Because it mirrors the objects you set on it, it will be sure to bring a chic and warm touch to your office’s interior.

Flash coffee table by Tom Dixon
Flash coffee table by Tom Dixon

3. Deneuve Cabinet by Julian Chichester

This sensational and imposing cabinet will set the tone for your office. Available in lacquered black, ivory or teal vellum, this sophisticated and sculptural piece features a sensual boomerang shape. Its sinuous outline finished in polished brass adds a simple, brilliant touch. The fig wood interior is also practical with two adjustable shelves. Distinctive and striking!

Deneuve Cabinet by Julian Chichester
Deneuve Cabinet by Julian Chichester

4. Storm Cabinet by Julian Chichester

Made from corrugated solid wood that’s entirely hand-wrapped in brass, this cabinet was crafted by exceptional artisans. With an aged mirror top and resting on five circular brass feet, the Storm cabinet has a classic and distinguished style. Its interior compartments include two adjustable sycamore shelves that are sure to be a plus in your office.

Storm Cabinet by Julian Chichester
Storm Cabinet by Julian Chichester

Accessories that set the stage

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If you’re looking to liven up your space and highlight a key part of your interior design,
nothing’s better than a bold and refined designer piece. Here’s a list of four of our most trendsetting accessories to enhance your space.

1. Spin Candelabra

This Tom Dixon original is a definite favourite thanks to its rotating arms that you can move to create the profile you want. Its creative and serious design strikes the perfect balance between a statement piece and classic design.

Spin Candelabra
Spin Candelabra

2. Abstract Pillows

Another unique creation from the same designer, these Abstract pillows are made using traditional rug-making techniques. Created by highly trained artisans, these cushions’ thick wool brings warmth and comfort to any room.

Abstract Pillows
Abstract Pillows

3. Beanie

These coveted chairs won’t go unnoticed. We love this ottoman’s playful and fun touch. With a nod to hand-knit hats, it’s sure to bring a cozy touch to any room. Available in many colours and materials, the Beanie is also very comfortable and extremely practical.

Beanie
Beanie

4. True Colours Vases by Lex Pott

In a quest for true metallic colours, Celadon discovered this collection of vases made from various oxidized metals. Each piece features a contrast between brightly polished metal and matte colours to create an artistic statement.

Beanie
Beanie

Hans J. Wegner, Scandinavian design at its best

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Designer profile

The renowned Danish architect and designer Hans J. Wegner had a significant influence on Scandinavian design. While he always kept functional considerations in mind, it didn’t prevent him from venturing into the avant-garde or whimsical, which earned his pieces a spot in many prestigious interiors. After creating over 500 chairs, this talented designer left us with a legacy of precious masterpieces with distinctive and sensational forms.

 

Danish inspiration, worldwide success

This famous designer found inspiration in rich natural materials like wood, steel, fabric and leather. Always in search of the perfect design, Wegner’s work also drew upon his experience as a cabinetmaker, giving his pieces an impressive level of strength and comfort. His work—inspired by modernism and the industrial era—is both extravagant and functional.

 

Elegant and dynamic creations

Functionality is central to this designer’s work. Simple and timeless lines, and upholding Scandinavian tradition, are also key. So it’s no surprise that his work is elegant, carefully crafted and designed, and amazingly comfortable.

 

Explore this talented designer’s bold and refined collection in our showrooms:

Le fauteuil Shell CH07
Le fauteuil Shell CH07

Fauteuil disponible en hêtre, noyer ou chêne noirci avec plusieurs choix de tissus ou cuirs.

Le fauteuil Oculus
Le fauteuil Oculus

Plusieurs tissus ou cuirs disponibles sur base en acier inoxydable ou acier noirci.

Le banc CH53
Le banc CH53

Plusieurs finis de bois disponibles avec corde de couleur naturel ou noir.

Lamps that put their designers in the spotlight

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These warm and practical lamps are coveted for their spot lighting or clearly delineated ambient light. Read on to learn more about pieces of star designers who work with metal alloys and contemporary styles. Discover our best and brightest lamps and let your space shine! !

1. B-4 Table Lamp by Greta Grossman

Featuring playful angles and colourful movable panels, this lamp is all the rage thanks to its soft light. Able to both blend in with any decor and stand out thanks to its modernist look, this lamp steals the spotlight and creates an unparalleled ambiance. You’ll love its charming silhouette that evokes the famous designer’s signature.

B-4 Table Lamp by Greta Grossman
B-4 Table Lamp by Greta Grossman

2. Boom Task Light by Tom Dixon

The ultimate task lamp, Boom is at once practical and minimalist. Inspired by a generation of drafting and machinist lamps, it’s made up of cylinders, tubes and joints. It gives off a perfect light for working while fitting in perfectly with your decor.

Boom Task Light by Tom Dixon
Boom Task Light by Tom Dixon

3. Gravity Table Lamp by Space Copenhagen

Expressing both strength and fragility, the Gravity table lamp, designed for Space Copenhagen’s Gubi collection, provides the perfect contrast between ruggedness and weightlessness. Its heavy marble base and ethereal lamp shade come together to create a delicate, elegant and simple design. Add this lamp to your decor for a soft and striking ambiance.

Gravity Table Lamp by Space Copenhagen
Gravity Table Lamp by Space Copenhagen

4. Formakami Pendants by Jaime Hayon

Based on the idea that lamps chase away the darkness, Hayon created these pendants with a comforting lightness. Pendant lights from Jaime Hayon’s Formakami series provide soft lighting for any space thanks to their ivory-white rice paper design with black-stained oak accents. And weighing in at just over 2 pounds, they’re light and inviting.

Formakami Pendants by Jaime Hayon
Formakami Pendants by Jaime Hayon

5. Flowerpot Table Lampby Verner Panton

Known for its retro and timeless style, this colourful and whimsical lamp is a perfect match for any modern decor. Ideal for exhibits, restaurants and hotel halls, it still holds its own in the heart of many households. The semi-spherical lampshade will brighten up any room, and it comes in fun and brash colours!

Flowerpot Table Lampby Verner Panton
Flowerpot Table Lampby Verner Panton

6. Cleo Floor Lamp by Kelly Wearstler

The perfect balance between geometry and architectural design, the Cleo lamp is both refined and bold. This floor lamp juxtaposes organic, feminine curves in marble and ceramic with sharp, masculine angles in brass and bronze. Thanks to its sophisticated post-modern style, it stands out and is sure to be the centrepiece in any room.

Cleo Floor Lamp by Kelly Wearstler
Cleo Floor Lamp by Kelly Wearstler