Lighting brand Metalarte has launched a giant floor-standing model of Spanish designer Jaime Hayón’s Josephine lamp to mark its 10th anniversary.
￼Originally created in 2005, the Josephine lamp was Hayón’s first lighting design for Metalarte.
The light attributes a decorative ridged ceramic base – obtainable in a range of metallic finishes – topped by what the designer described as “a mysterious shade”. “Sensual yet stylish, the Josephine feels just proper,” said Hayón.
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Given that its launch, versions of the lamp have been developed for tables, walls and ceilings, and the design and style has also been adapted for use in a chandelier.
The Spanish designer is recognized for his purposefully absurd designs, which include a table with a concrete monkey as the base, a hot dog-shaped chair, and a series of Murano glass animal-encounter mirrors patterned with bevelled lines.
The most current iteration of the lamp, Josephine X, sees the layout re-produced on a larger scale as a floor lamp. It is produced in ten different colours and offered as a restricted edition of ten each and every. The lamps are all numbered and signed, and every of the hues references a area substantial to the designer’s life.
The Azul Mediterraneo version refers to Barcelona, where Hayón has lived, although Danish pine green takes its cue from the influence of Scandinavian design and style in his perform.
A pale pink edition was created to reference an infamous image of the designer dressed in a rabbit costume, snapped around the identical time the unique Josephine lamp was launched.
Other colours obtainable incorporate dark blue, dark red, pale green, white, brown, grey and yellow.
In 2014, Hayón designed a set of lamps for design and style brand Parachilna, which have ceramic urn-shaped bodies and frosted glass shades, whilst during Milan layout week this year the designer debuted his very first plastic chair in partnership with Italian design and style brand Magis.