Pronounced (Ka-Ka-Wa- Te) Cacahuate is Spanish for peanuts and there are a lot of them in Mexico ! Although not originally from Mexico, when the Spanish arrived they found them for sale on the streets. Used in cooking, eaten raw, roasted, fried, steamed, salted or spiced with lime and chilli it’s hard to find a more diverse staple in Mexico.

Cacahuates are often associated with fun and festivities here in Mexico – originally as part of the posadas – the 9 days of celebration prior to Christmas or to fill the traditional piñata. Cacahuates are always available on street stalls, markets, cantinas and restaurants.

The form of the pod is universal as is the seed, distinctive and familiar – subtle and curvaceous, softly complementing its surrounds. This was exactly our intention when creating the CACAHUATE lamp. We wanted a form that complimented rather than dominated the interior.

The cacahuate copper pendant lamp is meticulously crafted to exacting standards by local craftsman. Painstakingly hammer raised by hand these copper jewels emanate warmth and wellbeing. Hang them high and warm the interior or lower them to create pockets of intimate cosiness. Explore the various patinas or mix and match with the Cacahuate ceramic and glass lamps, the possibilities are endless.

Distinctly Luminosa. ™