paul cocksedge studio: shade for flos
paul cocksedge studio: shade for flos paul cocksedge studio: shade for flos
apr 20, 2013

paul cocksedge studio: shade for flos

paul cocksedge studio: shade for flospaul cocksedge’s ‘shade’ lamp for flosimage © marcello bonfanti




paul cocksedge’s new light design for flos was launched during the 2013 salone del mobile in milan.


from a distance it looks like an object that has floated in from the world of the surrealist rené magritte. close by it gives a soft and warm, diffused light that draws people into its welcoming circumference.


the magic of ‘shade’ is achieved by avoiding the conventional way of using mains power from the ceiling, and with it intrusive fittings and flex.


instead, power derives from an led floor fitting shining an uplight into the paper shade, which in turn is suspended from the ceiling with next-to invisible, capillary-thin wires.


installed in a matter of minutes, ‘shade’ can be used as a centrepiece in a room or as an o-centre focus for corners and alcoves.


paul cocksedge adds:‘shade started as a purely practical problem, how to rid ourselves the clutter usually connected to light fittings. the solution actually turned out quite mysterious, almost dream-like. it utilises floor and ceiling both, but appears unconnected to either…!’

paul cocksedge’s ‘shade’ lamp for flosimage © mark cocksedge

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