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It is quite common to see modern light fixtures that embody either a clean minimalism or formal sculptural detail. The Juuyo Lamp expresses itself as a hybrid of contemporary and traditional styles, taking an unfamiliar shape and featuring an iconic floral pattern.
Lorenza Bozzoli designed this elegant pendant lamp for the Moooi Dutch innovative design collection. As I write, it’s being presented at the Salone del Mobile 2013 in Milan.
The intriguing helmet-like shape of the illuminator is no coincidence, for the creative was inspired by the wigs of geishas’ predecessors, the juuyo. Made to embody the beauty and the grace of those admired Japanese women, the Juuyo Lamp emulates the designs found on the gorgeous garments that they would wear.