Clarisse Design is a Durban-based studio founded in 2008 by husband and wife Suzanne and Xavier Clarisse. A graduate of the Ecole Nationale des Beaux Art of Saint Etienne, Xavier has a passion for sculpture. Now an established company with an extensive product range, Clarisse Design will be exhibiting its new Cocoon Light at Creative Collab, an exhibition of nine KwaZulu-Natal designers hosted by Design Indaba and the KwaZulu-Natal Society of Arts.
Cocoon Light by Clarisse Design
When off, the light stands alone as a floating art piece, but when switched on the bulb casts a warm glow that further enhances the design’s likeness to a cocoon. Xavier elaborates: “As with all my lighting designs, it is important to me that the light is effective and fills space sculpturally both when off during the day and when illuminated.”