yet lamp-shelf

yet lamp-shelf

yet lamp-shelf

Design Studio Kairos, 2003
Molded polycarbonate
Made in Italy by Foscarini

Studio Kairos has studied the functionality of inagurating an alternative domestic use of a lighting device. Yet is a modular lamp-shelf which lights up completely using a single fluorescent source. Created in molded polycarbonate, colored and satin-finished, it features ribbing which gives it rigidity and creates a graphic pattern on the surface. Providing ambient lighting, Yet is ideal for private or public settings.

"Kairos" is a classic greek word meaning: right spot, right place, right time, right measure. Studio Kairos was founded in 1980 and operates in industrial design and developement, as well as in the building and furnishings fields. They have received many prizes and work on projects for some of the most important italian furnishing companies.

Available in your choice of three colors.

24" L | 13.75" h | 10.6" d | requires 1x18W 2G11 type T5 fluorescent

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Riccardo Olivieri set up Foscarini Spa in Murano in 1981. Two years later, they debuted their catalog, with lamps from Carlo Urbinati and Allesandro Vecchiato, who would become the company’s managers by 1988. Eventually these new owners would move the company off the island and into Venice, as well as transition Foscarini from a glassworks shop to a major design competitor. They had already begun working with external designers in 1985, but their first success came in 1990 with Rodolfo Dordoni’s “Lumiere.” Most all lighting projects were made of glass until 1993, at which point the Havana lamp primarily used polyethylene, making it lighter, more cost-effective, and able to be used indoors and outdoors. It now resides in the MoMA in New York. Other successful lamps would come to define the company, such as the “Mite & Tite” series by Marc Sadler in 2000 (which earned a Compasso d’oro), Patricia Urquiola’s 2005 “Caboche,” and Marc Sadler’s signature lamp "Twiggy."
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