Jellyfish-inspired flare borrows from Japanese paper-making traditions
March 25, 2016 - table lamp
As essential as lamps are to a home, they can be a surprisingly difficult purchase. Sometimes we need a some-more classical square that blends subtly and seamlessly into an determined pattern scheme. Perhaps there’s already a lot going on with paint color, decor, seat or flooring, and we don’t wish to overcome a situation. Other times, you’re looking for a matter square — that “wow” flare that not usually ties together an interior though also becomes a focal point.
On a wow-eliciting finish of a spectrum, a source of consistently splendid ideas is Italian lighting code Foscarini. Whether it’s a “paper” lantern that looks feather-light though is indeed done of glass, or a delicate unresolved lamp desirous by bird cages and bicycle wheels, Foscarini blends meticulous, high-end pattern with quirky, fantastical elements.
New to a U.S. marketplace is a Kurage list lamp, a deceptively elementary square that riffs on sea creatures (kurage means “jellyfish” in Japanese) and is a outcome of a partnership between Italian engineer Luca Nichetto and Japanese studio Nendo. Kurage facilities a shade of handmade washi paper — formed on a technique that dates to A.D. 600 and involves harvesting and hot a stems of mulberry tree fibers — and 4 slim charcoal timber legs. It’s dainty nonetheless understated, with soothing light that recalls a radiant jellyfish dancing by a sea.
The construction routine for Kurage took some-more than dual years to develop, and was modeled after a Japanese communication character called tanka, “in that a tip 3 lines beget a serve two-line response,” according to a matter from Nendo. “We took turns entrance adult with a simple concept, that we afterwards upheld over to a other chairman to use as inspiration.”
Therein lies a talent of Foscarini: Such process nonetheless witty partnership tends to furnish innovative results.
For some-more information and a list of stores, see foscarini.com/us/en/.
Laura Pearson is a freelance writer.