benedetta tagliabue's dome lamp crafted using 170 interlocking wood pieces
 
benedetta tagliabue's dome lamp crafted using 170 interlocking wood pieces
may 13, 2016

benedetta tagliabue's dome lamp crafted using 170 interlocking wood pieces

benedetta tagliabue’s dome lamp crafted using 170 interlocking wood pieces
all images courtesy of EMBT architects

 

 

 

benedetta tagliabue of EMBT has unveiled her design of  the ‘dome lamp’ influenced by the architectural feature seen during the renaissance period. presented by barcelona lighting company bover at ICFF during new york design week 2016, the product draws particular interest from renowned domes including the pantheon in rome and santa maria del fiore in florence. simultaneously, it references the geodesic work of buckminster fuller and the result sees tagliabue’s ‘dome’ lamp formed of more than 170 puzzled wood pieces. the intricate, interlocking structure of the body projects a play in light and shadow, with the LED bulb fixed above the wooden structure to enable a equal balance of illumination throughout the open and diffused portions.

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the detailed form and body draws influence from domes seen in basilicas

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made of wooden pieces that interlock, the light cast from above produces a play in light and shadow

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 the geodesic work of buckminster fuller as an influence

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the dome comes in three sizes: 180, 90 and 60cm

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the dome lamp on display in a traditional setting

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due to the sculptural nature and requirement, the LED bulb is fixed above the fixture

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