The design light project started from my own wish to get a desk lamp that I could use regularly and that would also truly stand out on my table. And because I also have always liked to create things I decided that I will create the lamp that I want.
Why a shape of a giraffe? I have always liked nature’s beauty and the variety in it – different colours and shapes are creating emotional moments to capture. Giraffes are interesting and majestic animals in our environment that very well represent the diversity that exists in our world. But of course it is not all about the looks. There is also a reason (a need) for that peculiar shape of a giraffe. And that existence of these both sides is what inspired me most about giraffes in the process of creating the Giffy lamp. In that shape there is function working together with beauty.
Giffy 17,7” is the first lamp in Giffy series created by my personal design brand Leanter. It is a table lamp that is 45 cm high, 17 cm wide and 34 cm long. The body of the lamp is made out of 18 mm thick birch plywood, because I wanted it to have a part of nature in it. With the shade I wanted to bring in the variety – colours. Currently there are 7 different colours that match with the colour of the textile cable, which is 1,5 m long measured from the body of the lamp. The lamp uses a GU10 LED bulb. In the near future a smaller and also a larger version will be produced.
Design: Leanter / Markus Oder