Miniature light Houses that really shine
2 Nite Magazine is always intrigued with local artisans and the diversity of craft they offer, and this week’s feature artist is no exception. Aimron is a young, vibrant craftsman whose work not only literally dazzles the unexpecting onlooker, but also outshines some common craft items. His craft is anything but typical, with attractive miniature lighthouses being the end product. The eye-catching signature pieces he creates are both functional and beautiful, and easily complement and add fabulous flare to any unadventurous decor.
2Nite Magazine this week sat in an interview with the young creative. Over the years Aimron has developed this rather exclusive craft, at least unique to the island, whereby he displays his marvellous creativity through the colourful and classy lighthouses he constructs, which light up any dull and boring night. “Lighting fit for a king or queen; for the lover of art who dares to be different when it comes to interior design and undertaking the task of lighting up any uninspiring room,” he revealed is the driving force inspiring him toward this business. “My pieces are actually appropriate for any room. They can change any atmosphere and create the perfect setting especially for lovers at night,” he disclosed. “This is one of the things I love most about producing them. I can actually help incorporate something different and fun into other people’s lives.”
Lighting up any room, whether a private dwelling place or a public domain, is what this young, self-employed thirty-something is cleverly and creatively skilled at doing best. Whether it’s a practical setting or fantasy setting the owner of each piece seeks to create, these little babies work wonders in any domain. “Why resort to the standard lighting for your most frequented space, when these lovely lighthouse creations can truly spruce up a room and instantly enhance any decor and most of all add authenticity and fun?” he chuckled.
Handcrafted with much love and meticulous construction, each creation, inspired by many things he admitted, is birthed according to the individual tastes of each of his clients. “I produce custom pieces,” he told 2Nite Magazine. “Whatever colour or design they request, I deliver.” Having seen Aimron’s wares, I can attest that great detail goes into producing each unique lighthouse. “This is a craft I learned from a friend called Jerry,” he shared, “and it takes me four days to complete a piece.”
When asked about his short-term goals he revealed, “My utmost desire is to heavily market my products and get them on sale at hotels and guesthouses around the island.” Aimron sees great potential demand for his unique craft among the tourists. “It’s the kind of souvenir they would love to purchase, take home for fond memories, place on their mantle, or even get as a gift for friends and family. I’ve been told by those who appreciate my work that it is a special item for one to own,” he proudly admitted.
Asked about his long-term goals he told 2Nite, “I wish to expand my variety and, apart from getting my work into all major gift shops island-wide, my ultimate aim is to distribute abroad, particularly to neighbouring islands where I know the lighthouses will be appreciated and treasured.” In the meantime, Aimron continues with his work of carefully crafting these special lighthouses, with the aim of lighting up people’s lives in many more ways than one!