Suspension lamps designed by the Javier Herrero Studio for LZF. The Raindrop lamp is a delicate handcrafted drop shaped lamp, made with fine wood veneer strips through which light flows from a glass ball placed inside the lamp.
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Made of sand-cast recycled aluminium, this smaller sized pendant, developed in collaboration with Swedish designers Claesson Koivisto Rune, gives a soft and friendly impression. Any imperfections of the metal are meant to be there. The textile cord adds further softness. The pendant comes in nine different colours.
I’m using both black tinted incandescent bulbs and black light bulbs that can be used for different moods. The black tinted incandescent bulb emits a natural ambient light. The black light bulb emits an ultraviolet radiation which is invisible to the human eye. By having the shape around the bulb fluorescent, the observable light will be the actual glow of the structure.
Between the mirroring and the shape of the glass, the pieces create shiny optical illusions.The pieces have an organic shape to them and some are made from clear glass while others have color. The mirroring is what ties them all together and when grouped, colored pieces and clear pieces reflect off each other creating an infinite reflection that bleeds color from one piece to another.
Using traditional materials like brass, copper, stainless steel, and bronze, along with materials like PVC sheets, they are cut and then either linked or stitched together to form the geometric forms of each fixture. The texture created is unbelievable and it’s hard to imagine that these are not made from paper.
Work can be fun, and Sean Kenney’s and Jung Ah Kim’s recent collaboration proves that playfulness is also productive. Kenney, famous for his collection of artistic projects and sculptures built completely out of the familiar LEGO blocks, has broadened his repertoire to include colorful and stylized lamps.