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Posts tagged as 'Wieki Somers'

'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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'Grasshopper' by Wieki Somers for Tectona

The French manufacturer for outdoor furniture Tectona presented its new collection including pieces by Inga Sempé, Nendo and Wieki Somers. The latter created ‘Grasshopper’, a family of furniture which lives up to its name. The Dutch designer achieved what we often miss of weather resistant garden furniture – lightness and elegance. ‘Grasshopper’ consists of two tables and a chair in powder-coated aluminium and steel.

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