“Rêve de Louis” is a new French luxury brand – creator of the most luxurious jewelled lamp in the world. Their first creation, KUBYA lamp will cost you a whopping €165,000 / $199,000.
KUBYA was forged in the dreams of Louis, a discrete designer. Half way between an item of mobile furniture and a piece of high-end jewellery, this creation creates a bridge between the 1930s, the world of today and of the future. KUBYA took 2 years to research and develop.
The body of KUBYA is made of varnished carbon, of the type you would find in a Formula 1 race car, racing yachts or in the most prestigious luxury car brands.
To bring KUBYA to life, Rêve de Louis manufactured 4 unique moulds, used to produce the carbon parts for the body and the foot. These elements were manufactured in France by skilled carbon specialists who make the yachts that win many races and prizes around the world.
KUBYA’s body is adorned with strips of pure 18-carat gold, running the length of the piece from top to bottom. These magnificent precious baguettes are incrusted into the carbon and bolted from the inside with twenty-four tiny screws, all made of pure 18-carat gold. One by one, they are produced and adjusted in France, by the hand of an artisan jeweller for a very high-quality finish. Adorning either side of the piece, the baguettes measure over 2.1 metres long in total.
Each KUBYA is decorated with more than 380g of pure 18-carat gold, the weight of 100 rings. Incrusted in the gold and carbon at each end of the 6 precious baguettes are 3 diamonds, adorning the piece with 18 precious stones; a total of 1.74 carats of diamonds.
The foot of the lamp is signed, in pure 18-carat gold, with the letter “o” of the brand signature embellished with a diamond measuring 5 millimetres in diameter, or half a carat. This diamond is also incrusted directly in the gold and carbon. The carbon behind the diamond is pierced so that when lit, the diamond shines from the inside out.
To switch on KUBYA, the most luxurious lamp in the world, just wave your hand over the foot without even touching the piece. The light ribbon running all around the body of KUBYA will light up to diffuse its gentle light. The ribbon, measuring over 1.10 m long is made of glass assembled by a master glassmaker, and perfectly marries the shape of the piece.
KUBYA’s light diffused by its unique ribbon, offers an incomparable, soft warm glow, which can be dimmed according to your mood. This luxe piece of lighting is limited to just 9 made-to-order pieces.