raw edges studio: pinha
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apr 11, 2011
raw edges studio: pinha


‘pinha’ cork lamp base by raw edges studio

‘pinha’ by israel-born, london-based design team raw edges studio, is a cork pendant lamp,
permitting users to choose its shape and appearance by pinning paper or other materials to the base for use as its lampshade.

the ‘pinha’ fixture itself is composed of two halves that fit easily over various hanging lights.
the user determines the final appearance of the piece by pinning paper or other materials to one of three levels of the cork base.
in the lamp’s customizability, one can also imagine hanging beaded strings or paper strips, or creating more elaborate structures
or mobiles, but any sheet of paper or fabric can be curved around its surface.

the low thermal and electrical conductivity of cork makes the lamp safe to use, as well as rendering it sustainably sourced.

‘pinha’ is on display in ‘materia’, an exhibition of cork-based design by portuguese company amorim,
during milan design week 2011.


the customizable lamp in use with a map for a shade


full view of the structure of ‘pinha’


demonstration of the lamp being assembled for use


additional view


the shape of the lampshade varies based on which of the three levels of cork the paper is pinned


an alternate view of the lamp reveals the pushpin used to easily attach a new shade


diagram illustrating the different lamp shapes possible based on where the paper is hung


using one of the three size templates to cut a new lampshade

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