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Spherical Cement Fixtures

The WT 12 Lamp Emits a Softness Despite its Hard Exterior

— January 14, 2012 — Art & Design
There was a period during which the novelty of concrete had worn off and it became seen as a brutal material with few redeeming aesthetic features. But thanks to lovers of modern architecture, that era has begun to pass, and objects like the WT 12 Lamp become more appealing to contemporary tastes.

The unusual form of the weighty table lamp was not arbitrarily set, but rather influenced by a 1924 Bauhaus fixture called the WG 24 light by Wilhelm Wagenfeld. It incorporates an incomplete spherical lampshade, a stocky cylindrical shaft and a broad and sturdy base. From the single image released so far, it seems that the WT 12 Lamp emulates the exact composition of volumes with a much greater mass. It's not glass and metal, but the polished cement mixture takes the most intriguing texture.
Trend Themes
1. Concrete Aesthetics - Exploring the aesthetic appeal of concrete in design and architecture, creating opportunities for unique and modern fixtures like the WT 12 Lamp.
2. Bauhaus Influences - Reviving design elements from the Bauhaus movement, incorporating them into contemporary products like the WT 12 Lamp.
3. Unconventional Materials - Experimenting with unconventional materials like polished cement, offering new textures and visual experiences in lighting design.
Industry Implications
1. Interior Design - Integrating concrete fixtures in interior design, adding a touch of modernity and industrial elegance to spaces.
2. Architectural Lighting - Incorporating unique lighting fixtures like the WT 12 Lamp into architectural projects, creating visually striking focal points.
3. Home Decor - Catering to the demand for unique and contemporary home decor, offering concrete fixtures as statement pieces.
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