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The abstract and gravity-challenging nature of Lampshadesofgrey undoubtedly places it within the sphere of contemporary design. You’ll discover, however, that the three fused components that make up the creative light fixture are actually much older forms.
The faded and dusty fabrics that might have dressed these lampshades were scrapped to reveal the elegant bare structures of the illuminator accessories. They embody lovely gentle curves, scalloping and graceful silhouettes and their metal materiality expresses an industrial quality that confuses their origin, be they vintage or modern.
What’s particularly intriguing about the wiry Lampshadesofgrey—besides its curiously haphazard arrangement—is the way that Destilat’s design makes the familiar lightbulb covers into compelling shadow-casters, rather than softeners of intense direct light.