Designed for Flos
The magic of Shade is achieved by avoiding the conventional way of using mains power from the ceiling, and with it intrusive fittings and flex. Instead, power derives from an LED floor fitting shining an uplight into the paper shade, which in turn is suspended from the ceiling with next-to-invisible, capillary-thin wires.
Paul Cocksedge adds: 'Shade started as a purely practical problem, how to rid ourselves the clutter usually connected to light fittings. The solution actually turned out quite mysterious, almost dream-like. It utilises floor and ceiling both, but appears unconnected to either...!'
Photography Mark Cocksedge, Marcello Bonfanti and Frank Hulsboemer