California based Dutch designer Sander Bakker celebrates life with his newest lamp design. Los Angeles (August 10, 2015) – Design can be used to express things that are difficult to capture in words. Following the death of his son, designer Sander Bakker did just that, by channeling his love for him into the creation of the Niki table lamp. “The project has allowed me to dwell on the few memories I have of Nikolaas, while creating something that he might have loved to gaze at” SB. Sander captures the spirit of childhood by using iconic over sized pencils for legs, which are meant to put a smile on the faces of children and adults alike. A bit less pronounced is the silhouette of a single butterfly nestled amongst the clustered leaves of the lamp, as a reference to life and a life lost.
The Niki table lamp comes in two variations: a version with legs in a trio of primary colors (red, blue and green) intended for children and the young at heart, and a more neutral version with natural wood colored legs. Attached at the end of each leg is the classic brass ferule holding a pink eraser. The modular design of the lamps requires about 20 minutes of self assembly using the comprehensive instruction manual. No tools are required.
The lamp stands 10.25″ (26cm), has a diameter of 8″(20cm) and stands on legs measuring 13/32″ (10mm) in diameter. The white shade part is made out of High Density Polyethylene, a common and recyclable plastic (recycling code #2). The cord is 5′ (150cm) long and all electrical components are UL listed and/or CE certified. A 110V North American version and a 240V European version will be available. Kickstarter All versions of the lamp are now available through Kickstarter. The proceeds of the campaign will be donated to carefully selected organizations focused on furthering the research into the causes of Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia, the condition that Nikolaas succumbed to. The lamp will be available through regular retail channels before the holiday season at an MSRP of under 50USD. https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/478066327/niki-table-lamp