Forming part of award-winning lighting design company willowlamp’s expanding collection of exquisite pendants and unique lamps, the Love Clover range is a suite of charming yet elegant hanging lights that pay homage to the botanical beauty and keepsake; the four-leaf clover. Each of the four distinctive designs in the new range conveys the serendipitous feelings associated with finding a four-leaf clover.
According to willowlamp’s Founder and Creative Director, Adam Hoets, the Love Clover range was inspired by a run in the mountain where he and his fiancé [now his wife] happened across fields of clovers. “Since that day, she encouraged me to use the shape of the four-leaf clover in my work.”
Initially, only one lighting design bearing this distinctive motif was planned, but then Hoets decided to expand the range to three pendants and one chandelier, all unique lamps. The challenge came in when trying to capture the sense of joy that is associated with clovers, while still creating sophisticated designs.
“As cute and cheerful as four-leaf clovers are, it took me a long time to translate them into three-dimensional objects that were interesting,” Hoets says. “Eventually, through trial and error, the solution presented itself in what is now a four-piece range making use of heart-shaped, sensual and voluptuous forms.”
Despite the resulting sophistication, Hoets felt each light had to have a playful name to properly represent what first inspired it into being. Hence, fittings that bear titles such as Secret Love, Big Love, Baby Love and Lucky Love…
The Secret Love pendant is powered by four LED lights and comprises of four tapering segments, each cut to reveal heart patterns from any angle.
Big Love is a striking chandelier with four tapering segments that are lit by five halogen or LED lamps in Pyrex balls, while Baby Love is almost a smaller sibling, but in pendant form. It resembles Big Love but with a more delicate glow, and uses only a single LED lamp.
Completing this collection of unique lamps, Lucky Love plays the most on the romantic element of the range, and has more of a floral look than botanical. Its four heart-shaped segments bow from a single halogen or LED light to resemble an elongated four-leaf clover cutaway, making this pendant best seen from below.
This range is among willowlamp’s premier offering for 2018. While willowlamp is synonymous with large-scale, ‘wow-factor’ pieces, Hoets purposefully decided to make use of beautiful and intricate sculpture in his 2018 collection, including pieces that are scaled down in size and therefore more appropriate for smaller spaces.
All Love Clover lights are available in a selection of coloured finishes including brass, copper, silver, smoke, rust, white, red, black and mixed metallic.