Project: "Shroom"
Company:Karice Enterprises Ltd.
Designer(s): "Karice Enterprises Ltd., Maurice L. Dery, Jordan N. Dery", Canada
Category: , Professional
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Entry Description: Kalu Interiors approached Karice to design and supply lighting for the 2016 IDS Vancouver Central Bar display. The theme planned was Alice in Wonderland. Lead designer at Karice, began contemplating the story of Alice, and the idea of huge mushrooms began to take hold. Shroom is an interesting take on a Pendant lighting fixture. Using thin gauge aluminum shapes, the mushroom gills, thirty in all, form the unique shape of our light. Shroom is an LED pendant light fixture that illuminates from both its inner core and a down light. The illumination from within casts a unique play of light onto the aluminum gills. A beautiful array of colors results from the glow of its inner core. The light is also equipped with an MR11 down light. A mushroom shape is not your typical lighting fixture. Travelling on a whimsical theme, the gills of a mushroom heavily influenced our design.

About the Designer/Company
BIOGRAPHY Philosophy Maurice Dery believes aesthetic beauty is the by-product of intelligent design. Following a minimalist, irreducibly complex approach, he strives to refine his products to be as simple and efficient as possible. This philosophy is what Maurice has aimed to achieve in the submitted projects. Each piece follows his passion for doing the seemingly “impossible”, and reflects a creative, practical solution to a complicated design challenge. Background Born and raised in Edmonton, Maurice’s family roots in Canada can be traced back to 1679. As a teenager, Maurice designed and built his own hydroplane boat, and has continued experimenting with new ideas ever since. He has two Red Seal trade tickets – ironworker and machinist – and leads his team with an appreciation for collaborative workmanship. This team spirit is best exemplified in the recent launch of the Electron wall sconce – an innovative interior luminaire co-designed and developed by Maurice and his son, Jordan. Since 1993, Maurice has been designing, developing, and manufacturing custom metalwork and custom lighting through his company, Karice Enterprises Ltd., in Surrey, BC. Vision Maurice likes to create cool stuff! Bringing ideas to life is what it is all about. The joy is in crafting original pieces, and sharing them with the world.