M.Fisher at Remains Lighting Co.

On February 1st, we announce our collaboration with artist Matthew Fisher. Drawing inspiration from the classical Mediterranean and ancient worlds, Fisher has conjured a remarkable and unusual lighting collection that seamlessly weaves traditional materials, classical inspiration, and innovative forms.  

Fisher rendered the Ariadne collection from unexpected shapes, perhaps echoing from myth, perhaps from nature, in the elemental materials of stone, leather, and metal.  

Fisher shares, “The spark for this series began with the imagery of Ariadne lighting the way for Theseus in the labyrinth with a string of glittering jewels. Though born out of mythology, the intent of the collaboration is to show stone as the object of desire, capable of bathing a space in a transfixing and novel quality of light. The individual forms in the series are distilled to pure geometries which retain their primal essence in the assemblies' silhouettes and hand worked materiality. Though pure of form and material, the coiling, burnishing, polishing, and honing of material is presented as art.” 

Matthew Fisher and David Calligeros stand together surrounded by the alabaster, brass, and leather lighting fixtures from the Ariadne Collection.
Remains Founder David Calligeros and Matthew Fisher 
“Making a home for this collection at Remains makes sense to me on many levels as the materials are very basic, solid, and essential and the designs are clearly classically inspired while rendered with contemporary finishes; both things are hallmarks of Remains Lighting,” - David Calligeros.  
A custom antique brass rotary dimmer with integrated dim to warm LED lamping, is swtiched on by a thumb and index finger with a lit alabaster globe in the background.
Square bar wrought into hooks and wrapped with leather
A custom antique brass rotary dimmer with integrated dim to warm LED lamping on a wooden table is switched on by hand, with a lit alabaster globe in the background.
Remains’ first collection integrated with warm to dim LED lamping
The Brooklyn-made collection, a stunning assortment of seven fixtures, includes the Ariadne Table Lantern, Nima Table Light, Nima Wall Lantern, Nima Pendant, Nima Swag Chandelier, Nima Drop Chandelier, and the Kalathi Lantern. All are provided with warm-to-dim LED lamping either integrated to the fixture with a driver or provided as a screw base bulb. And all are UL listed. 
A white basket-shaped alabaster lantern with brass accents, suspended by leather-wrapped hooks, hangs in a darkened room.
 Nima Pendants with the Kalathi Lantern