The Foscarini Birdie Lamp Incorporates a Little Perch as its Switch

By: Amelia Roblin - Published: Oct 2, 2012 • References: & industrialdesignserved
The silhouette of a typical table light has something vaguely in common with that of a deciduous tree, so it's not a stretch to see how the Foscarini Birdie Lamp has been sculpted with further similarities. A whimsical modeling of the shaft of the fixture resembles a tree trunk and a single offshoot acts as a tiny branch.

From the base of the Riccardo Ceci's appliance, the stem narrows organically and broadens briefly where the twig-like projection diverges downwards. The bole continues elegantly upward to hold a lightbulb within the vibrant translucent lampshade.

Despite the obvious playful quality of the Foscarini Birdie Lamp's design, it does have a lovely minimalist aesthetic about it. All finicky components of the fixture are hidden from the eyes and even the switch is simply integrated into the single sprig. Stats for Fetching Twiggy Fixtures Trending: Older & Mild
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