yii design: 'ikea plus tertial' by pili wu
yii design: 'ikea plus tertial' by pili wu
may 21, 2010

yii design: 'ikea plus tertial' by pili wu

‘IKEA plus tertial’ silver, plated gold 55 x 20 x 55 cm

taiwanese designer pili wu, in partnership with craft artist jian-an su have created ‘IKEA plus tertial’. here, the IKEA tertial lampshade is given a transparent porcelain cover containing a pattern within – portraying a mythical battlefield of tigers and dragons – all brought to life as if in a fiery inferno, when the light is switched on. wu and su have transformed this typical desk light’s plain bulb into a mysterious fireball.

yii design: 'ikea plus tertial' by pili wu ‘IKEA plus tertial’

yii design: 'ikea plus tertial' by pili wu interior view of the lampshade where mythical tigers and dragons linger image © designboom

‘IKEA plus tertial’ is a result of the project yii, a brand conceived by the taiwan craft research institute, that aims to transform traditional taiwanese crafts and bring them into the contemporary context through design.

dutch designer gijs bakker was invited to be the creative director of ‘yii’. under his direction, these newest works focus on the revival of the increasingly extinct taiwanese craft in contemporary, exploring methods of bamboo work, ceramic, fine silver works, lacquerware, wood carving and other ancient craft processes.

  • Ikea is a joke like Target they do all these great promotions, good luck in trying to buy them they are never in the stores. try calling these stores and no one know what your talking about it seems they use these to appear on top of what going on and drop it.

    newdesign2120 says:
  • newdesig, you really thing your local ikea is going to carry a gold plated task lamp?

    kg says:
  • i think, eventhough it is not on store, any design is not solely for consuming matter. it is probably for business or IKEA’S image, that they have promote or delivering new design to the world (whether it’s on store or not)

    FPP says:
  • come on, why are you discussing about IKEA?
    I don’t think IKEA knows about this project.
    for the designer, the IKEA lamp is only a ready-made canvas.
    this copy of a naska loris lamp is used because it’s cheap and banal. something which is not nice, and has been “upgraded” through the golden intervention which is really beautiful.

    what is good design? says:
  • Agree~
    our life should have such more like this!!

    ykea says:

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