Pineapple Lampby Frank Kerdil
|Pineapple by Frank Kerdil|
Frank Kerdil's Pineapple lamp was clearly inspired by the iconic PH Lampe and Artichoke lamp by Danish designer Poal Henningsen circa 1925. All designers pull inspiration from somewhere, often their heros, but the similarities here are a little too close for me. Marcel Duchamp might argue that because of a slight variation (each segment is pointier than those found on Henningsen's Artichoke), the design is basically up for grabs. Sure, maybe. I will give Kerdil credit for his variation of making the segments into different images, which he calls the Magazine. It certainly follows the patchwork trend so popular this year and is a playful nod to the original Henningsen design.
|PH Lampe by Poal Henningsen|
|Magazine by Frank Kerdil|
|Artichoke by Poal Henningsen|
Hopeby Gomez Paz, Francisco Rizzatto, Paolo
|Hope by Gomez Paz, Francisco Rizzatto, Paolo|
The Hope pendant is stunning to see in person. It really is a show stopper. My first thought was that it reminds me of a hydrangea, yet looks so futuristic. Hope is made of specially engineered plastic, which you can read about here. It is a lovely blend of organic shape and ultra sleek design. This lamp would look great in either a contemporary chic aesthetic or in a cozy country setting.
Kumulus Ljuskrona*by Peter Nilsson
|Kumulus Ljuskrona by Peter Nilsson|
|Mid-century glass candy dish|
*Glossary - Ljuskrona
In the Swedish language, when they needed to create a word, often rather than choose a whole new word, they just took two other words and squished them together. Ljuskrona directly translated means "light crown" but that is how the Swedes refer to a chandelier.