Materials and Sources called the Jacco Maris Montone Oval chandelier “graceful and organic.” Handmade in The Netherlands, this fixture brings with it a jaw-dropping style only a lover of experimentation could achieve. Made of manipulated steel, a hallmark of Maris’ early work, the Montone Oval is an artful construct of steel ribbons in 6-light and 8-light configurations. The Montone can be ordered bespoke—think titanic works of art suspended in public spaces—and in a Delft pattern, which made the luxury publication Robb Report state, “Jacco Maris of the Netherlands explodes the country-quaint image of Delftware by applying medieval painting technique to his white-coated stainless steel Montone chandeliers.”
- Product Name
- Montone Oval
- Jacco Maris
- Cord Length
- 6 Feet
- Light Source
G96 x 3 Watt
G96 x 25 Watt
- cUL Certified
- Weight Six lights
- 15 lb.
- Eight lights
- 22 lb.
- Ten lights
- 40 lb.
Download product specification sheet for a full list of available size and lamping options
- Jacco Maris Montone Black
- Jacco Maris Montone Delft Blue
- Jacco Maris Montone High Gloss
- Jacco Maris Montone Stainless Steel
- Jacco Maris Montone Total Brass
- Jacco Maris Montone White
FORM Magazine says of this Dutch designer, “For close to 20 years, Jacco Maris has been cooking up inventive, lovely lighting.” Maris’ early interior design education took place in the Utrecht in his home country of The Netherlands. He also spent some time at the Design Academy Eindhoven, a school that nurtures the talents of many of the country’s biggest design stars. In 1994, he launched his own firm, beginning with window displays and then moving into interior design. Maris’s first collection was born when a client asked him to create a light fixture for a room he had designed. His inspiration sprung organically from his life, as he enjoyed taking trips to the scrapyard, where he would gather raw materials for what would become one of his early signature materials: curvy steel. “I bought a roll of metal and found some tubes and other materials at the scrapyard,” he explains. “My first small collection was called Ruban Plié, which is French for bent steel.”
The year was 1996, and Jacco has never looked back, continually pushing the stylistic envelope. Though he’s become known for the elegantly entwined metal sculptures punctuated with light sources, he has pushed into new material territory with his latest releases, such as the Ode 1647 and the Outsider, its shape morphing from a cache of headlights salvaged from Russian tractors he found. This fixture was the biggest departure from his former style. “I’m not trying to make a collection that fits together,” he says. “I am attempting to create a series of icons.” Maris told Architects + Artisans: “We love to create especially beautiful designs with unique materials which complete the living space, both beautiful and functional. And we try to make sure it is a great, timeless choice because we only love to create lights that stay.” Considering the praise by the media, he's done just that!
Montone in Italian means ram. It is the astrological sign for Aries, the first sign in the Zodiac. The Ram is attributed with renewal, virility, and fearlessness. In the hands of Jacco Maris, metal strips are bent, woven and shaped to become the Montone, a light with the presence of a dynamic sculpture. Shaped as a triangle, oval or round the stainless steel light is fluid and emblematic of a sinuous Möbius strip without beginning or end. The Montone takes the functional and elevates it to the realm of art. Why shouldn’t we light our lives with beauty?