Marlo Lyda

Marlo Lyda – Double 'Fragments' Wall Light, 2024



Expanding Marlo Lyda's acclaimed first collection, "Remnants," comes the latest addition to her family of perfectly imperfect pieces fashioned from reclaimed natural stone: "Fragments."  Born from observations on the magical luminosity and transparency of onyx stone varieties, the Fragment Wall Lights represent Lyda’s instinctive response to material qualities unlike those of marble or granite, which have defined her previous work.  


"I’ve collected onyx out of love for over two years, but the pieces I found were too small and their transparency ill-suited for Remnants - it was always clear that onyx called for illumination." 


Each Fragment Wall Light is meticulously crafted to harmonize with the unique shape of every recovered piece of onyx. Notably, an oil drum of broken orange onyx gifted by her favourite supplier, Warren Bennet, finds new life in this series. Though each Fragment is entirely unique, the collection continues and expands, encompassing both single and double-sconce variations. The signature detailing, characterized by asymmetric scaffolding and copper-bound cross sections, remains a cornerstone of Lyda's aesthetic, reminiscent of her acclaimed Remnants range. These elements are celebrated as part of the enduring character that Lyda perceives to be embedded within the stones she passionately collects, reimagines, and crafts. 

Marlo Lyda is an Australian-born designer-maker and Powerhouse design resident currently based in Sydney. With a deep-rooted commitment to celebrating the inherent beauty of makers and materials, Lyda's practice embodies a harmonious blend of creativity, resourcefulness, and purpose. 

Coaxing delicate yet functional objects from rarely considered resources, Lyda's work provokes a reassessment of the intrinsic value embedded in overlooked 'waste' materials. Graduating cum laude from Design Academy Eindhoven in 2021, Lyda draws from her education in the Netherlands to bring together design thinking with a hands-on approach to creation and collaboration. Her work has been exhibited at Dutch Design Week, as well as throughout Australia. 


Project Space

May 2 – June 15 2024

By/Product forms part of the launch of Conscious Craft – a Craft Victoria initiative showcasing innovative creations by makers and designers who are actively considering sustainability and ethics in their production methods and use of materials.

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Material: reclaimed and hand-polished onyx, stainless steel, mild steel, bronze, patina, metal varnish, frosted white glass, LED globe.

Dimensions: 51 x 41 x 10cm

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