Is there any question why the mrs.Q wall fixture has curled its way into the hearts of design savants the world over? This kicky creation, designed by Jacco Maris, has a fabulous folded leather shade, available in five colors, perched upon a leather-clad or metal stand in either brass or steel. The shade can be ordered in natural, cognac, dark brown, black or green, and the nimble lady also comes in a floor version.
- Product Name
- mrs.Q Wall
- Jacco Maris
- Light Source
GU24 A19 Twist Lock1 x 15 Watt
GU24 Spiral1 x 24 Watt
- cUL Certified
Download product specification sheet for a full list of available size and lamping options
- Jacco Maris mrs.Q Natural Finish
- Jacco Maris mrs.Q Cognac Finish
- Jacco Maris mrs.Q Dark Brown Finish
- Jacco Maris mrs.Q Green Finish
- Jacco Maris mrs.Q Black Finish
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!
When reviewing the choices from Global Lighting, I could not go beyond the design of the Mrs.Q Wall by Jacco Maris! The sconce caught my attention with its slightly crooked, elongated arm capped with a folded origami-esque leather shade. To me, Maris’s design is reminiscent of Pierre Guariche’s Kite Wall Light from the mid 20th century, though Maris’s creation takes angularity to another level with its leather clad arm and shade.
The natural hide evokes a sense of high style while maintaining tactility and warmth. I can see this used in many interior applications, both contemporary and traditional, as well as in commercial uses. With many finish options available in leather, metal or a combination of the two, this versatility makes it customizable. Mrs.Q Wall’s 65” span may seem daunting but the delicacy of scale and the light’s lofty sculptural presence make it functional in many applications. It is no wonder Mrs.Q Wall is favored by designers, architects and design aficionados the world over.