‘tuca-tuca’ draws its stance from that of a toucan
presented by foundry at maison et object 2013, ‘tuca-tuca’ by milan-based designer elia mangia exudes a spirit of playfulness.
its structure consists of a carved and turned maple stem and a metal painted shade whose movement imitates a jackknife’s blade –
allowing the lampshade to close in a flush position when not in use. warm LEDs reflect off the natural wood surface,
producing a soft illuminating glow towards the surrounding environment.
in its collapsed form, the shade lies flush with the stem
in its open form
detail of the folding lamp shade’s attachment to the wooden stem