Being an homage to 17th-century chandeliers, it serves as a lyrical reference to those graceful forms while placing itself squarely in the 21st-century due to the material it’s made of. The high-pressure hose curling into 2-light configuration is the same component you would find in the engines of high-performance racecars or the hydraulic systems of elevator shafts. Sealed for color conformity and longevity, its arching arms are topped with velveteen shades in a variety of colors.
- Product Name
- Ode 1647 2-Light Wall
- Jacco Maris
- Light Source
E12 Vintage Flame Tip2 x 4 Watt
- cUL Certified
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- Ode 1647 Black
- Ode 1647 Copper
- Ode 1647 Old Gold
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!
Who wants to be a rock star? I do when hanging a fixture as lush as the Ode 1647 wall sconce. Its baroque flair—based on 17th century forms—has a truly modern vibe in coiled metal and moody velveteen shades. I like how its ornate form casts a certain formality from across the room yet grows nonchalant up close, where you’ll see every serpentine curve formed by a high-pressure industrial hose. The 2- and 5-light configurations are especially playful, which I’d try in silvery metal with a neutral-hued shade (white, sand, bronze or chocolate) in quieter spaces and in jewel-toned velvets (deep purple, raspberry or magenta shades) for entryways, hallways…anywhere needing stage presence.
The hues and tones of an exuberant sconce, such as the Ode 1647 Wall light, brings spirit and life into the soul of a room as it sets the space aglow. The reward? Creating a personal retreat into which one fondly invites guests for luxuriant soirees. The reflections and mystery created by its enchantment illuminate the textures and colors in the furnishings and wall coverings to heighten the sumptuous luxury: Simply Beautiful!