Bamboo-Steel collection (Table) by Nendo - 'Our task was to discover sources for new designs through research into Taiwan’s traditional bamboo handicrafts and furniture. We were fascinated by bamboo-working techniques, and decided to draw our inspiration for products from these, rather than to work with the material itself. We applied bamboo-working techniques to tubular steel pipes, which can be easily mass-produced with standard levels of quality.
An homage to Nikola Tesla, the L1 Lamp takes inspiration from the electromagnetic coils he invented. Within the circular disc is a grid of LED lights reflected in different directions. The reflected light is transferred evenly to both sides, creating a diffused glow that will illuminate large rooms without occupying much physical space itself.