When they fashioned the shade of the Buri Bell Large pendant from coarse buri midribs, the artisans who weave Ay Illuminate’s fixtures created such a close-knit structure, the surface has a moiré pattern. The material is harvested from palm trees native to the Philippines and handcrafted by weavers who live in villages along the coast. Their skills stem from the fish-net-tying traditions of the area. The cottage industry in which they thrive is socially responsible, a hallmark of this Dutch company’s commitment to ethical manufacturing.
Amersfoort, The Netherlands