tuca tuca lamp by elia mangia for foundry
tuca tuca lamp by elia mangia for foundry tuca tuca lamp by elia mangia for foundry
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



  • liKe!!!! where can i get this??

    JHUN says:
  • you can easily make it yourself

    me says:
  • Man those are gorgeous but I’d really like a clearer demonstration of the lighting capacity, or is it really as weak as that ast picture makes it out to be?

    Buddha says:
  • Beautiful and inspiring.
    I love the simplicity and functional approach.

    Amir says:
    • My approach is spmile- if you see it on my vids then i recommend it. If you see me using it then it is becuase I feel it is of quality. I dont want to have 500 BS vids. Anyone can say something bad over the internet. i would rather have 500 positive vids and let people take the hint on the brands and products that do not make the cut.If I get something bad for a review then I send it back or dont do the review. That is me. I try to take the high road.

      Amin says:

have something to add? share your thoughts in our comments section below.
all comments are reviewed for the purposes of moderation before publishing.

comments policy
designboom's comment policy guidelines
generally speaking, if we publish something, it's because we're genuinely interested in the subject. we hope you'll share this interest and if you know even more about it, please share! our goal in the discussion threads is to have good conversation and we prefer constructive opinions. we and our readers have fun with entertaining ones. designboom welcomes alerts about typos, incorrect names, and the like.
the correction is at the discretion of the post editor and may not happen immediately.

what if you disagree with what we or another commenter has to say?
let's hear it! but please understand that offensive, inappropriate, or just plain annoying comments may be deleted or shortened.

- please do not make racist, sexist, anti-semitic, homophobic or otherwise offensive comments.
- please don't personally insult the writers or your fellow commenters.
- please avoid using offensive words, replacing a few letters with asterisks is not a valid workaround.
- please don't include your website or e-mail address in your comments for the purpose of self-promotion.
- please respect jury verdicts and do not discuss offensively on the competition results
(there is only one fist prize, and designboom usually asks renown professionals to help us to promote talent.
in addition to the awarded designs, we do feel that almost all deserve our attention, that is why we publish
the best 100-200 entries too.)

a link is allowed in comments as long as they add value in the form of information, images, humor, etc. (links to the front page of your personal blog or website are not okay). unwelcome links (to commercial products or services of others, offensive material etc. ) will be redacted. and, ... yes, spam gets banned. no, we do not post fake comments.


a diverse digital database that acts as a valuable guide in gaining insight and information about a product directly from the manufacturer, and serves as a rich reference point in developing a project or scheme.

design news

keep up with our daily and weekly stories
502,379 subscribers
- see sample
- see sample