2013-04-04 13.20.24

Milan 2013

Hello I’m back!

Apologies for the lack of posts in recent months. I’ve been busy working on quite a few projects, mainly freelance work for various clients. I only got back to  my own projects a couple of months ago. The fruits of my labour is  a new collection of pendant lights and candle holders called PATINA, which I am showcasing at the Milan Furniture fair 2013.

This work continues my ongoing journey to explore colour, texture, pattern and form, with a specific focus on Patinas. The project was commissioned by Wallpaper* magazine for their annual Handmade Exhibition to celebrate ‘collaborations, art, craft, skill and vision’.

W_Handmade_Flyer-1 Wallpaper* Handmade invitation

The PATINA lights and candlestick bases are handcrafted from bronze using the ‘lost wax’ technique. The colouration was developed in partnership with  Derek Bayley – a highly skilled patineur from Bronze Age foundry, using a combination of age-old metal colouring methods, innovative formulae, and oxidation processes.

Lola Lely Patina

(1) Patina experiments on copper and bronze.


PATINA candle holders for the Wallpaper* Handmade Exhibition.

PATINA_LIGHT_SKETCH Sketch for PATINA pendant lights.

2013-04-03 12.05.44 Master patineur and artisan, Derek Bayley from Bronze Age Foundry patinating a lampshade. www.bronzeage.co.uk



I’m off to Milan in an hour and will be there for the duration of the Milan furniture fair 7-14th April.  See you at Wallpaper* Handmade Exhibition and at my other show in Lambrate Ventura with my collective WORKs: Royal College of Art Graduates. For more info visit our website: www.theworkscollective.com

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