The Suyo light for Gantri combines thoughtful formal qualities with the utilities of light and storage to become equal parts friendly and functional. Suyo is the result of an exploration into our emotional connections with the objects we surround ourselves with. Borrowing its name from the Spanish word meaning "Yours," the lamp's open base and bowed head are based on the physical gesture of one person giving something to another. The delicate posture instills a touch of sophistication, but its usefulness and friendly form are what ensure Suyo will become more than just an object in people's lives.
San Francisco-based lighting brand, Gantri, holds a strong belief that good design should be easily accessible, reasonably priced and sustainably made. At their state-of-the-art facility in California, they use a unique 3D printing process to manufacture their lights using a custom corn-based PLA material which is then finished with water-based paint. This process allows them to achieve luxury quality without the inefficiencies brought on by industrial manufacturing. The result is great design that's better for the consumer and the environment.
The aim was to create a lamp that would bring tactile warmth to any home. Accordingly, Suyo was designed using a tactile approach that involved constructing forms by hand with simple materials like paper, cardboard and plastic pipes. It was only after the primary gesture and forms were shaped that digital tools were utilized to complete the design process.