The two variations of this light differ in function but share the same formal language. The designer’s interpretation of Continuous Profile —Head of Mussolini, 1933 using the profile of classic beauty, Audrey Hepburn, is again used as both Audrey Lights create the illusion of an infinite profile. All components of the lights are hand blown, together with a poignant and historical source of inspiration, enabling the designer to portray age-old ideas in a modern and daring form.
Michael Eden found inspiration for his lights and vase in Renato Giuseppe Bertelli’s interpretation of portraiture Continuous Profile —Head of Mussolini, 1933. But has reworked the concept by replacing the powerful profile of Mussolini with one that represents infinite classic beauty, Audrey Hepburn. The idea of mirror imaging silhouettes is interpreted in Eden’s design that feature dual walls of glass. All the pieces of Audrey Vase are individually hand-blown, either free blown where the form is controlled by the skill of the blower or blown into moulds where more complex shapes are required. Vase uses the contrast between two components to juxtapose strong and subtle colours.