Palomaa's Circus Theme Lamps Use Geometry as a Playful Entity

By: Emilie Picillo - Published: Apr 21, 2014 • References: annapalomaa and design-milk
Keeping with her circus theme, Anna Palomaa's 'Harlekiini' lamp is a playful cone-shaped lampshade that features an on and off switch in the form of a hanging ball and chain.

Featured only in a white lampshade and black switch, the light serves as a fun alternative to the typical overhead lamp and while the circus theme is potent, it's subdued at the same time.

Harlekiini is designed to give an indication of the feelings, colors and shapes found in the circus. Made from ceramic, the lamp shade creates a boundary for the light to focus within, creating a strong contrast between spaces. The ball works like a switch with a simple tug and geometry is the source of the lamp's playful character.