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Designed by Raphael Kadid
Oblago is a table lamp made of five massive aluminum elements. The lamp is inspired by archaic architecture and neo-futurist concepts. Its design is the result of a research on ellipsoid geometries, shapes nearly impossible to achieve by hand, but where contemporary machining techniques have no difficulties. The columns are made by turning, whereas the body of the lamp is made by the carving of a single block to its limits. At the tangent between inner and outer shells, only 1mm wall thickness remains. To provide stability, the four massive columns are expanding their geometries outside the body’s perimeter, allowing a wider ground contact. The arrangement of the columns and the lamp’s proportions are purposely ambiguous.
While the ratio between columns and body relates to the timeless architecture of the Dolmens, their position refers to the figure of a trotting horse, bringing motion to the composition, and a certain sense of animality. The name Oblago is a homage to the american industrial designer and concept artist Syd Mead, and his book Oblagon, published in 1996.
About the designer
"Raphael Kadid is a Switzerland based French designer and architect, specialising in the creation and design of lamps; the designs of which teeter between experimental artefacts and contemporary objects, redefining and re-examining the boundaries of the lamps themselves as household items. The works of Raphael Kadid are sculptures in their own right; beautiful objects that exist as examples of accumulative, eclectic inspiration lineages that span across offerings from the past century. His creations – futuristic, uncanny and beautifully strange, remain a bastion of hope for independent craft, creation and their respective cultures.” Dorrell Merritt