Illustration student Eszter Chen has designed a floral take on New York in an unexpected spot: a ceramic lamp.
The piece, titled “Manhattan Rose,” is wrapped with hand-painted roses and ladybugs, the state flower and insect, and a map of Manhattan with stems as streets and leaves as signs.
“When people think of New York, they think of love and passion,” she said. “Instead of an urban place, I wanted to use more natural elements.”
Chen and 11 other students in Ann Field’s Illustration for License class, which applies illustration to interior products, have spent the two weeks hand crafting New York-themed lamps. Coronet Lighting will display the pieces as part of its “Lamps as Art” exhibition at the Boutique Design New York Show Nov. 11 to 12.