‘Fold’ – A Wall Lamp by Odoardo Fioravanti
We’ve featured a few minimal lamp designs lately, but this wall lamp by Odoardo Fioravanti has to be my favorite! The light just oozes out so softy and it looks beautiful mounted on any surface. Check out a few pics below and don’t forget to watch the vid at the bottom to get insight into the minimal product.
Reflecting on the concept of a screen, we devised devised Fold, a wall lamp of extreme formal simplicity that is so adaptable it can be inserted into a vast array of environments of different styles and functions. The design has been developed from a basic gesture: turning a two dimensional sheet of paper into three-dimensions by simply folding it in the middle. This search for simplicity has an almost abstract graphic result that conceals its careful research into design and technology- research that is clearly perceptible but not flaunted.
Fold is a thin, softly concave sheet slightly protruding from the wall to hide and screen the light source without compromising its function. When switched off the graphic outline of the diffuser takes center stage. When Fold is switched on the opaque, polycarbonate diffuser fully screens the light source and the large glow projected onto the back wall emphasizes its soft shape.