Beauty, Heritage And Function Are At The Heart Of The Aquiline Collection
— Christopher Jenner

Aquiline is the launch collection from lighting brand Gestalt Lighting.

True to the guiding principles of the Gestalt brand, meaning ‘more than the sum of its parts’, the Aquiline collection is formed of multiple natural materials; crystal, brass and ceramic and uses several traditional crafting techniques to create a contemporary take on classic silhouettes.

Gestalt Aquiline - photograph of sketches and prototypes
Gestalt Aquiline - photograph of crystal shade prototypes

Material Innovation

Optical crystal, a material usually associated with the manufacture of microscopes, optical lenses and

medical instruments is re-imagined for the Aquiline collection. It’s extreme clarity and reflectivity make it the perfect light conduit.

Each of the six shapes within the collection are unified through a single faceted shade, hand crafted in a reductive process where a solid mass is shaped on a grinding wheel to achieve the iconic shape.


Aquiline is handmade in Europe by a small family run workshop. With over 50 years of experience in making handcrafted lighting. Each element passes through the hands of craftsman who are well versed in the techniques of ceramic, metal and stone.

Gestalt Aquiline - photograph of ceramic base prototypes

Democratic Design

Conceived for a design educated yet budget conscious consumer, Aquiline marries considered design and natural materials with beautiful craftsmanship to deliver uniquely accessible luxury to the lighting category.

Gestalt Aquiline - Twin Stem Table Lamp - © Michael Franke
Gestalt Aquiline - Single Stem Table Lamp - © Michael Franke
Gestalt Aquiline - Single Arm Wall Light - © Michael Franke
Gestalt Aquiline - Twin Arm Wall Light - © Michael Franke
Gestalt Aquiline - Four Arm and Eight Arm Chandelier - © Michael Franke