Kurage by Luca Nichetto and Nendo for Foscarini

Stockholm-based designer Luca Nichetto paired with Japanese studio Nendo to create a new jellyfish-inspired lamp for Foscarini that was unveiled in Milan this month at the Euroluce lighting show.


Elegant and ethereal, Nendo and Nichetto’s delicate ‘Kurage’ lamp blends Japanese and Scandinavian design sensibilities.

Called ‘Kurage’ (meaning ‘jellyfish’ in Japanese), the new lamp recalls the graceful form of a jellyfish with its four slim elongated ash legs topped with a lightweight, handmade washi-paper shade.


Washi paper is achieved by processing the bark of the mulberry tree through a complex process that is deeply rooted in tradition. The result is a light material, with a smooth surface at one end and delicately rugged at the other.

Ultra light-weight, the diffuser rests on the base without the use of a mount, in order to prevent any possible shadows from altering the pureness of the light.


The designers created the lamp following a back-and-forth creative process similar to writing ‘Tanka’ – a genre of Japanese poetry where a person writes the first three lines and sends to the other to complete the last two.

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