Woven Lamp

Using long threads drowned in resin Marc Sadler shapes the Tress lamp for Foscarini.

The technique isn't new, we've seen it used by Marcel Wanders in the brilliant Knot chair and in the romantic Crochet table for Moooi, but the result has that subtle combination of intelligence and freshness given by the smart use of rather common materials that renders it appealing. 
The resulting basket-like structure is tighter towards the ends of the lamp, masking the light source and assuring the needed structural strength. 
The light filters through the net creating a suggestive series of shadows, the strength of the lamp lays precisely on the nature-like visual effect of the shadows. Tress is more an illuminated sculpture than a good quality light-emitting lamp, but this sometimes is more than enough.


Designer: Marc Sadler
Company: Foscarini
Year: 2009
Materials: textile threads and resin

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