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.
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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DESIGNER: Patricia Urquiola
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.
3. Kris Kros Pendant
DESIGNER: Kenneth Cobonpue
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.
4. Tilt Scrap Lights
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.
DESIGNER: Remedios Simón
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.
DESIGNER: TECH Lighting
MANUFACTURER: TECH Lighting
2.6”D X 10.1”H
Horizontal, rectangular slats on a vertical cylinder creates an interesting juxtaposition of horizontal and vertical lines.
7. Argyle Light
DESIGNER: Ron Henderson
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.
8. Basket of Knowledge
DESIGNER: David Trubridge
MANUFACTURER: David Trubridge Design
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.
DESIGNER: Tord Boontje
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.
DESIGNER: Bruno Rainaldi
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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