German design studio Kaschkasch was inspired by an Italian cartoon character, Calimero, when designing the 'Cap Table Lamp' for Normann Copenhagen. The cartoon, which began as a mascot for selling soap and later became a Japanese series, is a chicken who wears an egg shell for a hat.
The Cap lamp features a geometric base and semi-spherical shade reminiscent of Calimero's egg shell; it is made from steel but covered in a matte finish. Nomann Copenhagen's CEO Poul Madsen explains, "The shade can be rotated, making it possible to direct the light. It can function as a reading lamp or to create mood lighting."
Kaschkasch designers Florian Kallus and Sebastian Schneider wanted the lamp to have a colorful personality in order to evoke an emotional response. In other words, they hope that the lamp's personality will help consumers identify with the product.
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