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Sophisticated Novel Lighting

Ragip Erdem's Book Lamps Create Sleek Sculptural Icons

— June 26, 2011 — Eco
Although this isn’t the first time we have come across novel lighting such as these Book Lamps, it definitely solidifies the fact that we are not yet ready to give up on this beautiful print form. Artists and designers are contantly finding ways to incorporate books into our lives, even if we don't use them in the traditional sense as much anymore.

Created by Ragip Erdem, the Book Lamps are custom-made using books that interest each customer, though art and travel books are preferred. The Book Lamps turn pieces of the novel (namely its pages, covers and spine) into sculpture icons. No two Book Lamps are alike, making them more meaningful and unique for each customer.

The Book Lamps are available in two different versions for tables and ceilings.
Trend Themes
1. Novel Lighting Design - Designers are incorporating books into lighting more and more, allowing for opportunities to create novel lighting fixtures.
2. Custom Novelty Products - Custom-made products like Ragip Erdem's Book Lamps, featuring unique book covers, pages and spines, offer great market potential.
3. Sculptural Lighting Fixtures - Focusing on the sculptural appearance of lighting fixtures, designers like Ragip Erdem create unique products that offer exciting innovation potential.
Industry Implications
1. Home Goods - Innovative lighting products like Ragip Erdem's Book Lamps have the potential to disrupt the home goods market.
2. Interior Design - Sculptural lighting fixtures like Ragip Erdem's Book Lamps could represent a new trend in interior design industry, impacting how designers use and incorporate lighting.
3. Handmade Crafts - Focusing on high-quality, custom-made products, businesses in the handmade crafts industry can explore new markets through products like Ragip Erdem's unique Book Lamps.
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