Rocks, bamboo and paper banners. Lightweight is like a traditional Japanese garden; a small contemplation on light, objects, energy and nature.
The Lightweight collection started with the idea to develop an alternative to shipping heavy lamp bases around the world. With the Lightweight collection you can use heavy objects that you have at home to balance these lamps. The baskets are designed to hold stones (like gabions), books, perfume bottles, plants, postcards or other collections.
This studio-produced collection includes a table, desk, and hanging light as well as three different floor lights.
The Table Light is the smallest of the models with a basket just large enough for placing a couple of your favourite books or a flowering plant.
The Desk Light is fully adjustable in height and rotation angle. It has a circular Tyvek shade around the LED bulb and the basket is a bit larger than A4 size, so it functions as an in-tray as well.
You can adjust the Hanging Light by adding weight to the small basket. The soft-box lampshade is inspired by photography studio lights.
The Floor Standing Light has a Tyvek paper banner onto which a blossom drawing is screen-printed in our studio. The light’s stem is made of a bamboo cane that was grown in Scotland. The wire baskets and joints are made in Yorkshire. The cable is made in London as well as the copper plating. The fabric soft-boxes are made in Wales. The cable clips and assembly is done in our studio / shop.
2012 • Studio Tord Boontje