At the 2012 London Design Festival designers Spalvieri / Del Ciotto were showing a ceramic lamp for Established & Sons whose shape follows function.
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Designed to be hung from the ceiling, Oblique can also be used as a wall lamp or table lamp. Says Simone Spalvieri, "Oblique is a lamp that is born to fulfill all your luminous requirements."
"Each formal choice comes from a practical necessity, for this reason its aesthetics are minimal and iconic."
"It's a lamp that doesn't follow stylistic trends. Ceramics make it a simple and elegant item.
Some functional aspects, such as the large hollow or the slanting side, become solid and discernable aesthetic elements."
Photos: Federico Villa