The Palmier Light
In 2008, French-born Xavier Clarisse started his design company, Clarisse Designs, with his wife Suzanne. He studied sculpture and product design at the École régionale des beaux-arts de Saint-Étienne (now known as École supérieure d'art et design Saint-Étienne), but eventually settled in Durban, where he now designs and manufactures his own product range. The Palmier light features wood veneer palm leaves that overlap to create a beautiful shade. This range, known as the Durban collection, is Xavier's first lamp range and was inspired by local vegetation. ‘Durban is tropical and very atmospheric with sultry days and evening thunderstorms,’ he says. 'The leaf motifs reference Durban's abundant foliage.' We think it's the perfect statement lighting piece for any patio. For more information, visit clarissedesign.com.