[caption id="attachment_7891" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="New designs from Hive - Conch & Whisk"] [/caption] Two new collections from the creative lighting and accessories manufacturer Hive [design by hive] are now available at KE-ZU!  Conch and Whisk, designed by Luisa Robinson and Stanley Ruiz respectively, take cues and inspiration from objects founds in the world around us, combining familiar shape with a strong materiality mix.  

Whisk by Stanley Ruiz  takes its concept from the culinary tool it shares its name with.

Ruiz often explores the shape and material components of common objects and progresses them to bring about new meaning and interpretation.  There is no better example of this than the energetic suspension lamp Whisk. Utilizing hand sculpted copper wires, aesthetically Whisk is much like its humble namesake yet is transformed into a contemporary and minimalist piece you’d keep well clear of your egg whites! Whisk is available in three different shapes (shown), each emitting a shapely light pattern.

Conch is the new lighting collection designed by Luisa Robinson, a veteran of Hive's designer stables.

A Filipino native herself, Robinson has crafted a suspension lamp reminiscent of its namesake, the tropical mollusc and its rhythmic shape.  The Conch collection is detailed and fluid, fusing vernacular materials of woven bamboo, rattan and powder coated metal with a contemporary and natural profile.  Constructed utilizing bamboo splits woven together in repetitive strips, the light graduates in size to form a circular shade that appears to spin within itself. Much like the mantra of its designer, Conch heavily emphasizes materiality while integrating modern technology and application. Conch is offered in four colours; blue, gold, copper and dark copper and is available from KE-ZU now!