Born and raised in rural Vermont, Karl Zahn's work with wood and natural materials developed out of his time spent playing in forests and wood shops. His designs express a pared-down simplicity and stark aesthetic that blends modernist hard lines with traditional furniture craft. After earning a degree in product design from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2003, Karl travelled to San Francisco, where he immersed himself in the creative and complicated metalworking culture that thrives there. In 2007, he moved to New York to begin working on his own. He lives in Greenpoint, Brooklyn.
Cora is another name for the goddess Persephone, kidnapped by Hades and taken to the underworld. Before releasing her, Hades tricked her into eating a pomegranate seed, the food of the dead, which forced her to return every year. The lustrous finish and warm illumination in Karl Zahn’s series evoke Cora’s annual return, which brought earthly light and warmth to the underworld.
L 16in/41cm x W 8in/20cm x H 25in/64cm
Black, bronze, polished nickel, polished brass
Wattage: 57.6 Watts
Lumens: 2100 Lumens
Color Temperature: 2700 Kelvin Bulb Life: 50,000 hours Dimming: ELV or 0-10V