A Delightful Glass and Stone Contemporary Lamp

Emmanuel Babled’s Osmosi Light in Blue Macaubas, otherwise known as Azul Macaúbas, a unique and limited edition dated of 2020.

Whilst Blue Macaubas is commonly associated with marble, it’s actually quartzite. Though it’s every bit as beautiful as marble, quartzite is a superior material.

Marble has relatively weak chemical bonds in comparison to quartzite. Consequently, quartzite is a much tougher material that is far more resistant to chemical and physical weathering. Giving that extra sense of security in its performance.

Where does Blue Macauba come from?

All the Blue Macaubas available commercially in the world is sourced from a single quarry in Bahia, Brazil. The only other place it can be found is in South Africa, and only in certain regions, but there are no quarries there. The reason for this scarcity is that its rich blue colour comes from a very rare mineral called dumortierite, which can only be found in those places, making it a precious material.

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