The Akaroa lights are a range of pendant lamps made from chemically patinated brass which were commissioned for a house located in the volcanic sea-side town of Akaroa, New Zealand.
The concept is driven solely by the location. The shape and structure of the lights are derived from the rings that make up the structure of a shield volcano and the brushed brass tubes
connecting the rings symbolise the internal magma. The patina finish creates a visual aesthetic and texture that compliments the sea-side location. Each ring comes apart into three sections and each section was dipped into a chemical bath for a specific time period in order to get the green and blue patina. This was then coated with a lacquer to seal the patina from further oxidisation. The components can be disassembled to be flat packed for shipping.