The Dutch born and London based designer Henny van Nistelrooy recently unveiled this new series of pendant lights, which are based on a simple but all the smarter principle.
‘Fabricate’ is currently on show at the group exhibition ‘Variability’ at the Brompton Design District during the London Design Festival 2010.
Here is what the designer explains:
“The basic components from your ‘Fabricate’ flat pack include a spiral wire frame, an electric light fitting, and the light shade itself, which is a piece of fabric with a pocket (or pockets) woven in. The pocket houses the spiral frame that provides a skeleton that creates a sphere at the centre of which lies the light fitting. There are many factors in the fabric that could be altered. For instance, the yarn could be different colour, different make, which means unlimited possibilities of different pattern; the shape of the pocket could be square, round or even oval; and if you have a big room and you need something big and impressive instead of compact and intimate, then instead of cutting the fabric into units of pockets, you could make your own configuration by cutting out a line of three pockets or a square of nine.”