Nir Meiri’s collection of sand-molded, lamps are not only exquisitely designed, but also environmentally savvy. The lampshades are reminiscent of primitive desert structures, while their overall construction resembles the burgeoning fauna of the Mediterranean seashore.
Meiri’s use of sand as a primary ingredient mimics the tension of its wild nature — that of sand storms and vast deserts — and the delicacy of the lampshade’s molded design. LED bulbs save energy, and sand remains an abundant raw material.
Born in Israel, Meiri’s use of sand is directly linked to his origins. His lamps are a prime example of the abiding connection between land and identity; an invaluable link between who we are, where we come from and the world we inhabit.