didi table lamp by magenta
didi table lamp by magenta didi table lamp by magenta
mar 07, 2012

didi table lamp by magenta

‘didi’ – table lamp © magenta 2012

the structure of the lampshade is the final outcome of a geometrical research. through a playful study of cutting, folding, and reopening of elliptical shapes (like the figure of a pleated skirt), we found the eventual cone, whereas the "folding" lines became light slits. the cone head, as well as the lamp base, are made by laser cut technology, whereas the rest of the details are made by precise metalworking. the lamp employs a led energy saving bulb, featuring brightness and high performance.

its small measurements help to retain the lamp’s almost miniature figure and its aesthetic value. nonetheless the light is strong and stable (100 watt equivalent). a plexiglas lens, placed upon the bulb, enables diffused and soft light emission. the decision to use aluminum as the material for the lampshade results in direct heat reduction of the bulb by the shade, without the need to use cooling fins. thereupon although made purely out of metal it is possible to touch it all over. all parts of the lamp are handmade, developed and produced in our studio. ‘didi’ is manufactured in small series.

paper and cardboard model © magenta 2012

working process and research © magenta 2012

‘mini didi’ © magenta 2012

‘didi’ – table lamp © magenta 2012

6 ‘didi’ – in two sizes and in three colors © magenta 2012


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  • This lamp is quite good, you may find more on [url=http://www.ideann.com] ideann [/url].

    Ray says:
  • such a perfect lamp.

    Ramon says:
  • I like this lamp, good idea !

    ced says:
  • I like this lamp, good idea !

    ced says:

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