Is luxury only the know-how of the transformation of the material, or is it the material itself? It’s reflecting on this theme that Laurent Divorne‘s two lamps Carrière & Lizzatura were designed:
I wanted to show that luxury depended on the material used and not on the know-how. In these two lamps the expertise of the craftsman is mainly done on the metal part of the lampshade, yet the part that reflects the concept of luxury is the marble which is very little worked
The independence of the marble from the metal structure is required because if the marble is replaced by a less noble material, the luxury concept disappears.
Luxury is not the know-how, but the material itself.