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tuca tuca lamp by elia mangia for foundry
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feb 20, 2013
tuca tuca lamp by elia mangia for foundry


‘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

 

closed view

 

 


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