Delicate materials and hand craftsmanship give the iconic Asian lantern a contemporary twist with the Formakami table lamp by Jaime Hayon. The result is an ambient light in a lamp where the design itself appears light.
It’s a hybrid concept fusing different aspects of cultures into a new design idiom. Airy, bulbous shapes crafted in ivory white rice paper with black lacquered ash accents look Asian and yet somewhat Scandinavian. Place the lamps in a modern milieu and cultural references disappear - replaced by a sense of magic. Switched off, there’s a sense of serenity. Switched on, there’s intimacy. -
Materials Ivory white paper, stained oak, 2 meter black fabric cord with dimmer
Colours Ivory white paper with black stained oak
Weight (kg) 1kg
2 x E27 Max 60 Watt
The luminaire is compatible with bulbs of the energy classes:
A++ - E. Bulb is not included.
- Size Description
Ø: 38cm/14.9in; H: 50cm/19.6in
Spanish artist-designer Jaime Hayon was born in Madrid in 1974. As a teenager, he submerged himself in skateboard culture and graffiti art, the foundation of the detailed, bold-yet-whimsical imagery so imminent in his work today. After studying industrial design in Madrid and Paris he joined Fabrica in 1997, the Benetton-funded design and communication academy, working closely with the legendary image-maker and agitator Oliviero Toscani. In a short time he was promoted from student to head of their Design Department. Eight years later, Jaime broke out on his own, first with his collections of designer toys, ceramics and furniture, later followed by interior design and installations. Jaime Hayon has created the FAVN™ sofa for Fritz Hansen. It is designed with great attention to detail and consist of very few elements. Creating FAVN has been an experimental dialogue. Thinking in a holistic approach, discussing who we are and how we live. Back to the human approach, while being innovative and taking risks. "I wanted to create a form that embraces you, something really organic – that’s why we named it FAVN. At the same time I wanted to explore a technique – I always focus on techniques. It looks really simple, but it’s really complex.