Pinha Lamp by Shay Alkalay and Yael Mer

To get back into the swing of things I want to introduce everyone to this really cool lamp. It was designed by my professor at school, Shay Alkalay and his partner Yael Mer who own Raw Edges Design Studio. The lamp has been chosen as a finalist along with several other design for the Bright Ideas Competition, sponsored by Philips.

The lamp produces a playful approach to lighting through allowing the owner or designer to customize the light over time through removing and changing the shade. The outer fixture is made of cork to which a printed paper shade can be fastened. If you ever get tired of the design you can easily switch out the design for new colours, patterns and prints. And the cork is environmentally friendly!

Make sure to go to the Competition Website to vote on your favorite design.

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