Italian lighting company Leucos, a Leucos USA brand, has announced the market launch of its Eva Zeisel Collection. The collection was designed by Zeisel before she passed away at the age of 105 in December 2011. The family of hand-blown Murano glass fixtures features two shapes-what Zeisel titled ‘Spring’ and ‘Summer’-and includes two pendants, two wall sconces, and two table lamps. The luminaires display Zeisel’s signature organic forms and soft curves.
In a prepared statement, Josie Anthony, president of Leucos USA, said, “Working with Eva Zeisel, her daughter Jean Richards and the Eva Zeisel team has been an honor and a very moving experience. It was a pleasure to liaise with such talented people who share our commitment to excellence.” Zeisel’s daughter, Jean Richards, noted, "Eva always thought of her designs as gifts to others. She was so happy Leucos was producing them, so she could share the gift of these lamps with a wider audience. She was always glad when her designs reached the market, as up to the end, she considered herself a ‘working woman.’” The pendant versions of the line will be featured at the Pratt Manhattan Gallery through January 19, 2013, as part of Pratt Institute’s anniversary exhibit titled “125 Icons: A Celebration of Works by Pratt Alumni and Faculty, 1887-2012.”