maki suspension lamp

maki suspension lamp

maki suspension lamp

Design Nendo, 2011
Lacquered aluminum
Made in Italy by Foscarini

Maki is a pendant lamp made simply by rolling two steel sheets from the same form. Soft light spilling out from the cracks between the two sheets complements the stronger light emitting from the open mouth, as though light itself has been rolled. 'Maki' is the Japanese word for something that has been rolled.

Under the direction of architect Oki Sato, the group that gathers under the name Nendo has produced, since 2002, a cultural and refined alternative to self-celebrated design. "Nendo" in Japanese means "clay" and their job, in the field of interior architecture, of furniture and graphics is pliable and flexible as clay. In a short few years, Nendo has received important international credits.

This small suspension light features lacquered aluminum and is available in two colours: classic white and warm, intense grey. It provides direct, precise light. The dual lighting effect that characterises Maki creates a suggestive theatrical effect.

11.75" h | 3.5" dia. | max drop: 78.7" | cord length: 67" (200" max drop available on request)
requires 1x35W GU10 type MR16 halogen or 1x4W GU10 type MR16 LED

$630.00 + free shipping in the continental U.S.
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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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