The base of each lamp in the Lightweight Collection is shaped like a wire basket. This serves two major purposes. The first is reducing the weight of the lamps significantly for production and shipping reasons. The second revolves around storage. The unique basket allows people to place any personal objects within to ground the Lightweight Collection lamps.
Created by British designer Tord Boontje, all of the components of the Lightweight Collection were sourced in Britain. The bamboo stands were grown in Scotland, the wire baskets and joints originated from Yorkshire, the fabric boxes made in Wales while the cable and copper plating came from London. Fully adjustable, the Lightweight Collection is comprised of floor, table and ceiling lights, all of which were displayed during the London Design Festival.
The Lightweight Collection by Tord Boontje Comes With Grounded Storage
1. Lightweight Design - Designing lightweight products that reduce production and shipping costs while maintaining functionality and aesthetics.
2. Storage-inclusive Design - Creating design elements that encompass storage features in unexpected ways for a unique product experience.
3. Localized Sourcing - Sourcing and using materials from a specific geographic location to create a product with a distinct identity and promote sustainability.
1. Lighting - Innovating in the lighting industry by designing and manufacturing lightweight products that reduce shipping costs, have functional storage features and use locally-sourced materials.
2. Furniture - Disrupting the furniture industry by incorporating storage features into the design of products in unexpected ways to enhance functionality and aesthetics while using locally-sourced materials.
3. Home Decor - Creating unique and functional home decor products through the combination of localized sourcing and unexpected design elements, such as incorporating baskets or other forms of storage into the design of the product.