The Tona lamp is my architectural representation of the female’s body. The three-dimenional effect of the resin, it’s lightness and even the smell, brings me back to my childhood when I used to play with the objects that my grandfather created, but the use of raw materials have been part of my life too; my father is a geologist so he taught me the properties and characteristics of minerals. The Onyx has been used in prehispanic Mexico to create religious objects and jewelry, I like to use “Mexican Onyx” because of its ancient use and the particular green nuances that makes it so unique.
For me the juxtaposition of onyx and resin is the contrast between precious nature and modern men creation.
Composed of a studded collar and a light bulb. The pedestal is sculpted in Mexican onyx.
Due to craftsmanship of the resin and the infinite colored veins of the onyx, each piece is unique.