With Mercure, Patrick Jouin explored a traditional Murano glass blowing technique called pulegoso and updated it to create a decidedly contemporary light that dazzles. Mercure is made by adding a mist of water between the layers of the handblown glass (vetro incamiciato). The mist evaporates between the layers of molten glass and creates bubble patterns that are unique to each lamp. The glass is then dimpled to create a further ripple effect across the surface and finally an inside portion of the glass is chromed to create a mirror finish. The result is pulegoso stars of light that dance on the chromed front surface while light pours from behind the fixture to create a beautiful, illuminating backlight. Mercure is available as a pendant or a ceiling/wall lamp.