This Tent Lamp Features a Design Inspired by Native History and Culture

By: Gurveer Brah - Sep 16, 2015
References: lavulamp & yankodesign
This tent lamp features a massive influence from culture and history, creating a piece that is simultaneously rustic and modern.

'The Lavu Lamp' designed by Tom Davies draws from historical influences to create a modern design. The lamp is inspired by the Sami tribesmen -- a group that occupied the mountainous areas of Scandinavia. The lamp uses the tribes' Lavvus as a model for structure, which is the Scandinavian equivalent to the Native American tepee.

The tent lamp embraces the structure and expands on it with the light source -- a Plumen 001 bulb that symbolizes smoke -- much like the smoke that would come through the tops of the native tents. The designer emphasizes the importance of sustainability -- all parts of the tent lamp are indigenous and recyclable.