'Chuugi - Devotion' (Black Hole Lamp) by Studio Wieki Somers, photo: ©Fabrice Gousset, courtesy Galerie Kreo

‘Chuugi – Devotion’ (Black Hole Lamp) by Studio Wieki Somers, photo: ©Fabrice Gousset, courtesy Galerie Kreo

An evocative lampshade, reminiscent of an umbrella held aloft with a construction of blackened metal spokes, adorns ‘Chuugi – Devotion’ (Black Hole Lamp) by Studio Wieki Somers. Part of a series of seven lamps collectively named ‘mitate’, in Japanese a word that signifies the perception of an object in a non-habitual way, it’s an essential part of Japanese culture and a cornerstone of ikebana art.

 

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‘Aron’ lamp by Bertjan Pot for Functionals (NL)

Posted by Walter Phillips on 13.06.2013 - Tagged as: ,

'Aron' lamp by Bertjan Pot for Functionals

‘Aron’ lamp by Bertjan Pot for Functionals

The basic form of Bertjan Pot’s ‘Aron’ lamp references a traditional ship lamp. Its manufacture is also rooted in tradition, created through metal spinning, the shaping of a flat disc of metal on a mold, a method first used in ancient China.

 

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