Shortly after the Surface sconce was released, it was extensively featured in magazines, with leading architects and designers including it for projects, from commercial to high-end residential fit-outs. The initial Surface sconces were produced in bronze or aluminium, with later additions made of blackened bronze, calacatta, arabescato, calacatta viola and black travertine.
While light sconces are generally seen fixed to walls, Henry’s sconces take the form of a table lamp, with the two concave-shaped dishes fixed to an equally sculptural base. Weighing 10 kilos (for a bronze Surface sconce), it’s a hefty addition in one’s home, both in kilos and design cred. “I wanted to make something that celebrated the industrial quality that comes from working directly with a foundry, giving a sense of the process and revealing the ripples and pitting that occurs,” Henry says.