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Top Ten: Perforated to Perfection

Perforated shades on lamps create a textured, geometric play of light and shadow that designers continue to experiment with. Here are some of our favorite examples of lighting that is perforated to perfection.

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1. Etch Light Web
DESIGNER: Tom Dixon
MANUFACTURER: Tom Dixon
PRICE: $1,260
65cm wide

A looser, evolved version of Tom Dixon’s Etch light, the Etch Light Web employs the same techniques of of digital photo-acid etching, the Etch Light Web is delicate and breathtaking, designed and executed with depth and intricacy.

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2. Tatou S
DESIGNER: Patricia Urquiola
MANUFACTURER: Flos
PRICE: $445
7.04” x 11.02”

This intricate design from Patricia Urquiola is inspired by Samurai armor and represents resistance and strength that comes with lightness and dynamism. Four identical pieces made from injection molded plastic weave together to create a shade both delicate and strong.

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3. Kris Kros Pendant
DESIGNER: Kenneth Cobonpue
MANUFACTURER: Hive
PRICE: $760
20.88”D X 37.38”H

Sn elaborate series of randomly cut bamboo twigs that are hand tied to a welded metal frame to create a maze of geometry and light.

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4. Tilt Scrap Lights
DESIGNER: Greypants
MANUFACTURER: Greypants
PRICE: $495
22” x 14” x 10”

Introduced several years ago and oft copied, Greypants’ Scrap Lights have released this new design that uses stacked cuts of cardboard to create structure and perforated texture.

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5. Spiro
DESIGNER: Remedios Simón
MANUFACTURER: LZF
PRICE: $6,080
37.8”D X 5.9”H

Spiro is an innovative new application for wood veneer that takes advantage of its flexible properties to create new forms of shade and light.

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6. Revel
DESIGNER: TECH Lighting
MANUFACTURER: TECH Lighting
PRICE: $260
2.6”D X 10.1”H

Horizontal, rectangular  slats on a vertical cylinder creates an interesting juxtaposition of horizontal and vertical lines.

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7. Argyle Light
DESIGNER: Ron Henderson
MANUFACTURER: Varaluz
PRICE: $1,199
24”W X 23”H

Argyle pendant has bronze-finished ribs and backed with desert pearl-finish, double-stamped, recycled steel plate, with geometric cutouts.

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8. Basket of Knowledge
DESIGNER: David Trubridge
MANUFACTURER: David Trubridge Design
PRICE: $7,700
32”D X 82.5”H

A gorgeous aluminum basket with rivets and a hand-sanded polycarbonate shroud that houses an energy efficient and long lasting LED spot light.

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9. Tangle
DESIGNER: Tord Boontje
MANUFACTURER: Artecnica
PRICE: $89
10” Dia X 10” H

Delicate and messy, a quintessential Tord Boontje design, Tangle can be hung alone or in a globe lamp as pictured.

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10. Magdalena
DESIGNER: Bruno Rainaldi
MANUFACTURER: Terzani
PRICE: $2,340
19.7”D X 75”

A steel globe with delicate horizontal slats that emit a haunting glow of light and shadow.

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Posted January 22nd, 2013 by Jean Lin


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