Design by Jean-Philippe Martin
L’Etoile is a rare item, from a series numbered 1 to 50.
Making it took 10 blocks of the purest obsidian selected in the mountains of Armenia. The 200 facets of this narghile are the result of 150 hours of stone-cutting by master craftsmen. This is followed by a long, tedious final sanding. Obsidian is a semi-precious stone resulting from the vitrification of flowing lava in cold seawater four million years ago. Translucent and striped, obsidian is as hard as a diamond. The health-giving properties and mystical powers attributed to it have made obsidian a highly prized stone.
- Narghile body of “natural black crystal,” obsidian from Armenia.
- Fine porcelain and mother-of-pearl
Height 61 cm, Diameter 25 cm, Weight 7 kg
Jean-Philippe Martin painstakingly creates extraordinary, iconic pieces for the best-looking brands, primarily Louis Vuitton.
A dedicated globe trotter, Jean Philippe relies on the outstanding craftsmanship of far-flung artisans as much as on that of the great European factories. His eclecticism shows through in all of his creations.