Lace Metal Lamp

‘It’s so rational,’ say the designers about working with metal.

The latest design from Swedish studio Form Us With Love (FUWL) fuses industrial metal with delicate lace-like perforations. 

Designers Jonas Pettersson, John Löfgren and Petrus Palmér of FUWL say they were inspired by a visit to the Häfle Bruk factory, one of Sweden’s oldest companies that was founded in 1682. During the visit, they witnessed a new manufacturing technique that punctuated metal with gradient-sized holes.

‘This struck us as something very poetic, resembling textile or lace,’ they say. ‘We immediately felt that we wanted to make a lamp with this material, it has great characteristics for a lampshade.’

To make the holes the metal is stretched and punctured, which creates no excess waste in the production process. Despite being made of metal, the lamp has an aesthetic of delicate fragility.

This is FUWL’s first collaboration with Italian label Cappellini. Lace Metal premiered at the Salone del Mobile last month in Milan.

Photos courtesy Form Us With Love.

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