Sphinx Table Lamp

Axel Chay

Axel Chay creates sculptural pieces with a presence. His work is inspired by his surroundings - the French Mediterranean with its sunshine and saturated colours.

Chay creates innovative, vibrant pieces, working in a wide range of materials; steel, aluminium, cork, wood, expanded foam, plaster...

The Sphinx table lamp is made in lacquered steel and opaline glass.



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In 2013, Axel Chay and Marouane Fadki, freshly graduated from business school, decided to create Nova Obiecta: a Marseille design house that offers items and furniture on the border between art and design. Both designers and creators, they design and conceive creations and do their marketing through trade fairs, shows, specialist galleries etc. Their hybrid creations are produced in limited series. Each piece is manufactured or industrialised in France, so the hands or machines behind the objects can come from the aeronautics or nuclear sector, as well as from historical French know-how. 100% made in France combining high technology, in particular for laser cutting, and hand-finishing up to and including tailor-made.