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Matali Crasset has transformed the traditional hanging lantern archetype into a symphony of 102 different angles of paktong, an ancient golden-hued, silver metal, encasing 24 mouthblown glass panes. The lantern is lit by an internal hanging pendant of a s
imilar shape, made with hand-blown, milk-white glass and accented with shards of clear light escaping from the open-edged frame. The lantern is suspended by a custom paktong chain with a unique repeating master link design. The paktong, a unique, non-tarn
ishing metal, was re-created by Meta with the help of Oxford University's archaeological material sciences unit and a small, specialist foundry with a particular expertise in complex historic alloys. The Meta-paktong formulation is based upon a candlestic
k from 1720 made of Chinese-sourced paktong which possesses a particularly beautiful patina. All of the structural elements of this piece have been cast by the lost wax method.
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