The general idea of Tulipe floor lamp is based on the concept of balance and manipulation of it. In this project, our intention was to get to the limits of balance where magically everything stays in equilibrium, even though, considering physical laws, not must to. Although this lamp is made of two completely separate parts, it feels complete, harmonic and most importantly unified.
The Form of Tulipe floor lamp has been derived from the traditional Iranian decorative candlesticks, called Laleh Abbasi. What we did here was to simplify all the decorative volumes and forms toward their basic geometric shapes, in order to get to a minimal and modern from.
The lower part of Tulipe floor lamp is made of reinforced high quality concrete and the material of the upper part is copper. Two different production techniques have been used for achieving each part:
• Casting for the concrete part;
• Metal spinning for the part made in copper.
The decorative design on copper has been achieved using a traditional Iranian technique called “Moshabak kari”.
Tulipe floor Lamp has been presented in a group exhibition called “Light on, Light off”, organized by Objet Platform. The exhibition was held at the Niavaran Cultural Centre in Tehran, Iran. Objet provides opportunities to discover the relationship between space, object and environment. It is a social platform focusing primarily on providing tools for visitors to engage with each other around objects. While attractive and functional presentation of objects is still important, it is secondary to promoting opportunities for visitors to discuss and share them.
Design Credit: Asia Samimi, Nima Fardi
The photo credit: Deed photography studio.