Hand Made in Melbourne
Porcelain Bear create unique porcelain furniture, lighting and homewares that are beautifully considered, perfectly formed and finely crafted.
The creative forces behind Porcelain Bear, Gregory Bonasera and Anthony Raymond possess a deep, intuitive understanding of porcelain that allows them to push the boundaries of the material, taking it to places no other artists have gone before. From lighting designs to tableware and the more recent focus on architectural forms, the skilled designers and craftsmen take the centuries-old material and transform it into covetable contemporary designs in their Collingwood atelier and showroom.
The Acrobat pendant luminaire series is a modular feature light available in various metal finishes with illuminated translucent porcelain arms supported by a suspended trapeze. Combining the elegant effortlessness of Brancusi’s Bird in Space with crisp Bauhaus simplicity, the Acrobat series references the precision of a death defying, skilled aerial performer’s graceful sky high contortions. Highly original in its execution, the Acrobat harnesses the latest LED technology to give a super energy efficient, warm glow to commercial or residential spaces requiring a point of focus and a high spec finish. The Forward Bend embodiment is the third level of complexity of form in this series and features a slick, smooth 180 degree curved metal section with two translucent and parallel porcelain shades extending downward, elegantly draped over its trapeze.