(UK) – Designer Paul Cocksedge created Shade for Italian lighting brand Flos. Shade plays with the boundaries of technology and materials, resulting in an original statement light.
Cocksedge said: “The Shade lamp started with the problem of how to rid ourselves of clutter usually connected to light fittings. The solution turned out to be quite mysterious, almost dreamlike. It utilises both floor and ceiling, but it appears connected to neither.”
Shade eliminates conventional intrusive wires, cables and switches. The power is sourced from a small LED floor fitting that shines light upwards into the Japanese paper shade, which is suspended from the ceiling using near-invisible capillary-thin nylon wires. The shade appears to float while diffusing soft, warm light.
Shade’s durability was enhanced by a special coating to protect the textured paper shell, and was created especially for flat-pack shipping.
As the first product for Flos by Cocksedge, Shade captures the simplicity and pragmatic solutions of Paul Cocksedge Studio.