There's something iconic in the conical shape of Inga Sempé's Matin lamp for Hay.
Perhaps it's in the invocation of a jaunty parasol, with its sense of old world refinement.
Or maybe it's about an Asian aesthetic, approximating, as it does, the look of Japanese fans or paper lanterns, with their sense of movement and manipulation of light and shadow.
Whatever the antecedent, there's certainly a feel of the poetic here. The engaging pleated cotton shade is tactile and dynamic, and the simple steel wire bent frame is utilitarian and no-nonsense.
Together they offer an intriguing interplay of straight and circular, flexible and rigid.
Matin features an integrated LED with diffused downlight. An optional digital in-line dimmer controls light output.