B-Side: Skygarden

We have the bad habit of looking to the back side of objects. Sometimes we discover complete different languages, or hidden details that tell more about the product, and sometimes they happen to be even more interesting than the official face; no matter what we find is always worth the time.

Marcel Wanders Skygarden lamp is all in the B-Side; in fact only when you look into the internal surface of the sleek hemispherical lampshade you discover its hidden nature.
Inspired by a decorated antique plaster ceiling Wanders had in his house, in moments of relax it gave him such a pleasant sight that he decided to share it with the rest of the world, well at least with those willing to spend 1500 euro, in the form of a pendant lamp for Flos
The lamp's chalk body has a series of embossed flower motifs in the internal surface, which gives it a great personality and an intimate sense that is somehow very enjoyable. 
The blown glass diffuser ends in a photo-etched steel disc decorated with arabesques and the outline of Wanders own portrait, a sort of signature that feels too much like an overstated celebration for his own ego.


Designer: Marcel Wanders
Company: Flos
Year: 2007
Materials: cast plaster diffuser

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