Vancouver's Karice designs new lighting for Kalu Interiors' table scape vision at Dinner by Design
Wednesday, September 14, 2016 — Vancouver, BC. Karice Enterprises, Ltd. storms into autumn with four new light fixtures being unveiled at design events in the coming weeks.
It almost resembles a fashion house at Karice. Discarded scraps are in a heap at one end of the "cutting" table ready for disposal, while "bits and bobs" from prototypes lie in organized chaos in the planning room. The team has had their heads down cranking out new lighting fixtures for fall. TIME by Karice is the first of these new creations to be unveiled before a design savvy crowd at the Dinner by Design event this week.
We were thrilled when Kalu Interiors approached us and asked us to design a light that would reflect their theme of "down the rabbit hole" - a riff on Alice In Wonderland. So much of that classic is about time - the iconic image of the White Rabbit scurrying, the sub-character Time Time, the loss of time while caught up in the adventure. We felt we could bring this crucial element of their design story to "light"! - Maurice Dery, Owner at Karice
Measuring 36 inches in diameter and 8.25 inches in height, TIME is an impressive installation that can be either wall mounted or hung. The fixture uses chip on board LED technology for the ruby lights. While the gears are not functional in this model, it is an option available for future designs.
The biggest design challenge was achieving balance while maintaining symmetry. Maurice Dery, TIME's designer, wanted to incorporate key clock components as the fixture's features. In the end, gears and springs were chosen as being those best representative of the vision.
For Dinner by Design, Kalu Interiors has opted to hang TIME above the table bathing diners in a soft pink glow and creating an ethereal ambiance enhancing their down the rabbit hole themed setting.
TIME will be on display again next week at the Interior Design Show in the feature carried over from Dinner by Design.
It's been an exciting year for the Karice. Earlier this year the Electron Wall Sconce made the shortlist amid thousands of entries at the international Lighting Design Awards in the UK, in April it was awarded the 2016 Silver A'Design Award in Milan, Italy, and most recently in July the Electron was awarded Gold at the Annual International Design Awards in Los Angeles.
For more than 20 years, Karice has been doing the impossible and creating unique lighting fixtures. Many of their custom lighting fixtures grace popular restaurants up and down the west coast. They enjoy nothing more than being inspired by design and collaborating with designers to create custom lighting.
About KARICE ENTERPRISES LTD. Founder, Maurice Dery believes aesthetic beauty is the by-product of intelligent design and dreaming up what has never been done before is just a part of daily life at Karice. Following a minimalist approach, Karice strives to refine their products to be as simple and efficient as possible. Each piece follows this passion for doing the seemingly “impossible”, and reflects a creative, practical solution to a complicated design challenge. Karice has been designing, developing, and manufacturing custom metalwork and custom lighting since 1993 in Surrey, BC.
Karice enjoys crafting original pieces and sharing them with the world.
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