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9 Stephen Shaheen’s Eistla series are dynamic, sculptural furnishings made from onyx. Cut to a width of one centimeter, Eistla is a versatile product that can be suspended from the ceiling, placed on the floor as a stalagmite luminaire, or even used as a table base. To avoid wastefully carving an entire block of stone, Shaheen

Design: Stephen Shaheen designed Eistla to be crafted from small onyx cutoffs that are laminated and cut with advanced technologies to produce volumetric forms. These are lightweight and emphasize the natural character and beauty of this translucent stone. The pieces are illuminated with energyefficient LED’s.

DESIGNER: Stephen Shaheen, USA DISTRIBUTOR: Stephen Shaheen Studios YEAR OF DEVELOPMENT: 2011 MAIN MATERIAL: onyx MAIN GREEN STRATEGIES: recycled/salvaged materials, minimization of waste, low energy consumption

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PHOTOS: STEPHEN SHAHEEN. PORTRAIT: KENT MILLER

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