Characterised by their rounded forms, these playful lighting designs look (and in some cases are) soft enough to squeeze.
Gustaf NordenskiÃ¶ld's Hobo lamp for Ã–rsjÃ¶ is made by blowing opaque glass into a brass basket construction, expanding outwards and bulging through the wire structure. The name Hobo refers to the 'luffarslÃ¶jd' - bent metal constructions that used to be made by hobos in SmÃ¥land where Swedish glassworks began.
Sinking below its moulded ABS shade in a smooth dome shape, the simple, etched acrylic diffuser of Sebasian Wrong's Sinker lamp for Hay emits a warm, even light. Available in two sizes, the Sinker lamp's shade is supplied in a matt black or grey finish, and comes with a dimmable LED bulb.
Lindsey Adelman's Catch Series of floor and suspension lamps combine contorted brass structures with slumped glass shades. Made by blowing the glass directly into the water-jet-cut brass structures, the two components fuse together as the glass collapses and sets during the cooling process.
A decorative blown glass diffuser bulges out from the smooth copper shade of Matteo Zorzenoni's Balloton lamp for MM Lampadari.
German designer Simon Frambach's Soft light is composed of a soft and flexible foamed polyurethane shade that covers an energy saving light bulb that's protected by a cage. The light illuminates the porous foam from the inside to create a soft glow. The Soft lamp can be squeezed into unused spaces or used as a pillow.