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Dual Cantilevered Lighting

The K-Blade Lamp by Riva 1920 is Minimalist and Sculptural

— January 30, 2014 — Art & Design
The K-Blade Lamp is a modern light fixture that nevertheless brings to mind the clean look of wooden furniture from the '70s. Slightly sculptural with an overall minimalist appeal, the K-Blade Lamp is an eye-catching design that nevertheless blends into existing decor perfectly.

Designed by Riva 1920, a design studio based in Cantu, Italy, the K-Blade Lamp is made out of Kauri wood sourced from New Zealand and uses a single Philips OLED panel. It is interesting to see the prehistoric timber come together with some of the latest technology in the lighting industry.

What makes the K-Blade Lamp even more special is its dual cantilevered design. While the light source far extends the bottom 'shelf,' the latter can easily be used to rest one's smartphone while toiling away at work.
Trend Themes
1. Minimalist Lighting - Opportunities to innovate by creating modern, minimalist light fixtures that blend into existing decor.
2. Natural Materials in Lighting - Opportunities to use prehistoric or reclaimed wood, like Kauri wood, in modern light fixtures.
3. Cantilevered Designs in Lighting - Opportunities to incorporate dual cantilevered designs to create functional yet aesthetically pleasing light fixtures.
Industry Implications
1. Lighting Design - Opportunities to incorporate natural materials into modern light fixtures and create minimalist designs that blend into existing decor.
2. Furniture Design - Opportunities to explore new materials and designs in furniture that complement minimalist lighting fixtures like the K-Blade Lamp.
3. Smart Home Technology - Opportunities to design functional, dual-purpose lighting fixtures that can also accommodate smart devices like smartphones.
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