fold wall lamp

fold wall lamp

fold wall lamp

Design Edoardo Fioravanti, 2011
Made in Italy by Foscarini

From the art of origami and the paper airplanes of our childhood, folding a sheet of paper means transforming a two-dimensional entity into something three-dimensional, with a simple gesture. A daily operation, but one that is virtually alchemy upon which few stop to reflect. The designer of Fold worked on this concept to create a lamp that recalls a slightly arched piece of paper. The screen barely rises from the wall concealing the light source and projecting a direct light upwards and reflected off the wall.

Fold is a ductile and dynamic shape, suitable for many situations and settings. it is both a serviceable and decorative lamp in which light, as in all Foscarini creations, is an integral part of the design. When the lamp is lit, the soft fold of the polycarbonate diffuser stands out clearly in the backlight, becoming a characterizing element.

Even when off, Fold has an original aesthetic value, the fruit of simplicity that is by no means banal and that is the result of careful research and development, aimed to simplifying and refining its finished form. Pure and desecrate in white, it is ready to be placed on a wide range of domestic and contract spaces, alone or in compositions that multiply its graphic effect.

13.75" w | 9" h | 6.25" d
requires 1x100W RSC (3 1/8") type T3 halogen or 1x26W GX24q-3 type T4 fluorescent

fold halogen: $467.00 + free shipping in the continental U.S.
(usually ships in 5-7 business days)
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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