The Cactus Lamp was inspired initially by the collections I used to visit in the Jardin des Plantes in Paris, and the formidable collection in Frida Kahlo’s garden in Mexico.
When I moved to Spain I found I was inspired more by my environment and the cacti that grew near my home. I discovered that the Nopal Cactus thrives in the dry climate but bears an abundance of prickly and brightly coloured fruits; it’s nourishing and I wanted to create a lamp that conveyed that juiciness!
To keep it true to the species I wanted to represent the whites, greens and pinks that the cactus can be. I love that a cactus makes a low maintenance house plant – it’s tough but brings greenery and decoration to a room, just like this lamp. The life size height makes it great freestanding in a room – I have mine in the kitchen among some real ones!”