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Dara Schaefer

Dara Schaefer

Pop Light

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Previously $700.00.

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Inspired by the awe we feel witnessing a full moon rise, the pop light is the result of the artist’s longstanding exploration of light and space. It encapsulates the experience of illumination into a discreet object. The pop light is slip cast in porcelain using a custom mold made by the artist. Each form is identical before she punctures it and glazes the interior with a bright glossy interior to contrast the matte white exterior. There is an LED spotlight hidden in the base which illuminates the colored interior.

This custom-made-to-order piece will be created in the designer’s studio once the purchase is complete. Due to its bespoke nature, a Design Miami/ client services representative will be in touch with the estimated production time and expected ship date.

Dara Schaefer


Dara Schaefer is an architect-trained artist working primarily in object-based design. She received her B. Arch from The Cooper Union and has studios in both New York City and the Hudson Valley.

After over a decade of practicing architecture, she delved deeply into the world of ceramics. Inspired by architects like Zaha Hadid, she began to explore parametric design in ceramics and then applied similar design methodologies to other materials like resin, bronze and aluminum. She employs mathematical algorithms—typically used in digital animation—to create fluid forms and surface textures. Each design is realized through a myriad of analog and digital technologies.

Within her explorations of the structural limits of ceramics and newer materials she hopes to elevate the powerful effects light, form and hue can have on our intimate experience with everyday objects.

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    7.6 x 30.5 x 16.5 cm (3.0 x 12.0 x 6.5 in)

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    New York

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