It's a Friday before a long weekend, at least here in the U.S., so Bonaguro Giorgio's "Cindy" lamp makes for a nice quickie before the break.
Photos by Sergio Bianco
Giorgio insists that it was inspired by the "remembering the typical abat-jour," or lampshade, though his
toke take is made of Pyrex.
It is made by only two parts: the body, with its base, the long neck and the upper part, where the bulb goes; and the removable hat (easy to clean and assemble). The bulb place is on satin glass to help the light diffusion. The elements are combined without using screws; bulb and colored textile wire fit inside the body; the wire comes out from a little "arm" standing from the body, like offering the way to turn the light on.
As with the Italian designer's previously-seen "Tweety" lamp, the form is simplified to the point of exaggeration, though the complete form is quite elegant.
If you don't get what it looks like, I'm not going to spell it out for you...
Of course, it lacks the functional component of its other reference point, since the column has a flat base instead of a reservoir... which isn't to say that the concept doesn't hold water, just that "Cindy" lamp lights up in one way, but not the other.
It's essentially the opposite of the high design (pun definitely intended) of
Porsche's Shisha: Bonaguro has repurposed a classic silhouette to make a handsome houseware—a trend, perhaps, at least insofar as designers are always looking for new places to stick light bulbs.
Perhaps Bonaguro could sell the top half as a kit—a sort of one-size-fits-all lamp shade—for design-savvy self-medicators who happen to have old paraphernalia around the house.