PETRA (from the Greek Πέτρα, meaning stone) celebrates the subtleties and complexities of quartz.
Quartz was highly revered by the ancients who believed that it was eternally frozen ice, miraculous because it was divinely forged.
Prized for its mythic origin, its strength and its lustre, quartz has long been used to articulate sacred objects.
Every PETRA embodies an individual stone biography, the resonance of formation made visible by individual colouration, translucency and veiny detail.
PETRA amplifies the mythical and geological properties of quartz, merging fire and ice in stone.
Each PETRA is unique as a consequence of variance to the size, shape, translucency and natural characteristics of the stone.
Slices of polished Clear, Rose or Smoky Quartz
Dimensions: starting at MM 900 IN 36″
Weight: starting at 31 kilograms 68 pounds
Lamping: 2700K LED
Dimming: 0-10V other platforms available
The Christopher Boots studio was founded on the principle of “Fiat Lux”: Let there be Light.
Established 11-11-11 through metaphysical and material exploration of quartz crystal, the studio gave birth to creating lighting with a signature aesthetic: exploring relationships between nature, architecture, symbology, geometry and geology, offering contemporary interpretations of structure, symmetry and pattern.
All works are handmade with love and care by a diverse team of skilled artisans. Collaborations with glass blowers, bronze foundries, sculptors, metal smiths and stone masons ensure a commitment to quality, underscoring an investigative sensibility, giving birth to a series of illuminating collections both alluring and unexpectedly visceral.
The studio designs, prototypes and builds in Melbourne, Australia, honouring traditional elements of form, proportion and scale, marrying traditional and cutting edge materials with various techniques, creating future collectibles designed for transforming architecture.
The work of the studio has been displayed at Hermès, Rossana Orlandi, National Gallery of Victoria, Parliament House, Cassina, amongst countless private collections in New York, Dubai, Tokyo, Moscow and Paris.
Collaborating with architects, interior designers and private clients fuels the dialogue between worlds we all transverse.
Customisation iS encouraged. Contact studio for customisation.
Trade pricing available to qualified buyers in the architecture and design industry. Contact directly to enquire.
Christopher boots offers a 36 month / 3 year warranty from date of receipt of balance payment on all light fittings supplied (not installation) against mechanical defects.