The light's design, however, is no laughing matter. Influenced by an image of the story's glowing giant mushrooms, Shroom’s sleek core illuminates producing an ambient glow to the fins while a LED at its base provides functional down light. The new Shrooms will be featured at the IDS Vancouver central bar designed by local talent Kalu Interiors whose creativity promises to be a trip down the rabbit hole.
It doesn't end there! Karice will also be unveiling Fuse and Mini Fuse in their own booth at the city's largest design show this week. Fuse was inspired by the internal components of the Shroom light.
We were playing around with the different components of Shroom and realized we had another light that we could design and develop. With a few modifications and new parts Fuse was born.
- Maurice Dery
This new fixture resembles an electrical fuse. Its beautiful ambient glow will provide functional down light. The Mini Fuse is a modified version of its big brother.
Their fourth new light has yet to be named! With all the hustle leading up to the show, Karice is leaving the name to the design community. Beginning tomorrow, the online Name That Light contest will introduce architects and designers to this new fixture. This unnamed beauty was borne of a component Karice owner, Maurice Dery, made to mount their Electron Tri Pendant. Fascinated with the smaller lights, his curiosity and design talent gave way to a beautiful new fixture
And we would be remiss if we ended this release without mentioning the new Karice booth. Standing an imposing15 feet high with branches looming above the show aisles, an aluminum representation of Vancouver's hollow tree will serve as the Karice booth during the show. Look for an eagle and squirrel made of steel to adorn the tree. This labour of love took six months to design and build. The multi award-winning Electron Wall Sconce will be featured inside the tree while Fuse and Mini Fuse are hung from the branches. Attendees will also notice a few Little Buggers scattered about - 3-inch fireflies all aglow with Karice lighting technology. The team will be filming during installation today as they build their tree - the place Karice will call home for the next few days at IDS Vancouver. Karice ould like the show's attendees to know they're deeply rooted in lighting design.
About KARICE ENTERPRISES LTD.
Founder, Maurice Dery believes aesthetic beauty is the by-product of intelligent design and dreaming up what has never been done before is just a part of daily life at Karice. Following a minimalist approach, Karice strives to refine their products to be as simple and efficient as possible. Each piece follows this passion for doing the seemingly “impossible”, and reflects a creative, practical solution to a complicated design challenge. Karice has been designing, developing, and manufacturing custom metalwork and custom lighting since 1993 in Surrey, BC.
Karice enjoys crafting original pieces and sharing them with the world.