I love this. I love the lamps, and the coordinating animation is amazing. Designed by House of Micha, these lamps are representations of cats. Developed by Kuntzel+Deygas these hemispherical lamps produce soft reflected light, and are posed in various postures of the felines at rest and at play. The lamps are signed, numbered, and produced in limited edition. The prices look like they run from 1000 Euro to 1400 Euro depending on the size and take about 8 weeks to get. If I had the extra cash I’d by three or four.
New York based design studio “Cmmmnwlth“, designers Zoe and David are a duo of designers that fit squarely between brilliant product designers and artist. They are part of that new crop of emerging designers that can’t be easily pigeonholed into a convenient, easily defined role. The two, have a unique, succinct language that helps to set them apart, and this shows so well with the “Truncheons” collection of lamps being released through MatterMade. The series includes a pendent lamp, a free-standing one to be leaned against a wall and a desk lamp that rotates freely in its gypsum and marble base.
Each lamp holds an LED bulb which is warm in color, yet cool to the touch. When viewed indirectly from the lamp’s interior hardwood surfaces, the light is rich in quality while maintaining the efficient characteristics that has driven the development of LED light.
The wooden components of the lamps are CNC lathe turned and the surface maintains a delicate metered scallop which creates a soft interplay with the walnut or maple wood grain. The Truncheon desk lamp is perched on a poured, weighted base of gypsum and marble. This base, free of electrical components allows the arm of the lamp to make a soft rotation. Avoiding unnecessary knobs or switches, the Truncheons adhere to their namesake- precise, compact sticks fashioned out of traditional materials.
I saw this and it made me smile. Plamp is a new lamp designed by Coens that uses a light emitting surface to turn the leaves into the actual light source. The effect is really quite stunning. There isn’t any real technology information on the site, but Plamp is available to order via an email link. According to the Coens site, “The leaves are produced on demand of the required leave suitable for the selected plant in your home.” OK that seems like a weak translation to English, so I am betting there is a considerable lead time so Coens can match the leaves in your house plant as closely as possible.