This pendant lamp could be mistaken for a 1970s design classic, but in fact it just came out this year. It's called Lacquer, and it's by Milan-based industrial designer Keiji Takeuchi.
"The shape of the lampshade owes its presence to Japanese lacquer bowls. I started this project by designing the small size as my first image was a lacquer bowl hanging upside down from the ceiling. The project grew as we further developed, and we decided to add a few bigger siblings."
"It is hard to see from the photos, but we found great detail in the light diffuser shape during its development; we added a concave [contour] to the diffuser surface so it is hidden inside the lampshade when seeing it at a certain height, and it magically happened to spread the light to almost 180 degrees wide!"
The Lacquer collection is in production by European design brand Nine Furniture.
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