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Kartell unveils Nendo’s ‘Eigruob’ lamp

January 30, 2014

To mark the 10th anniversary of Kartell’s iconic Bourgie lamp, Nendo has created a unique new table lamp inspired by the silhouette of the original.

To celebrate the 10th anniversary of its iconic Bourgie table lamp, Italian plastic furniture specialist Kartell invited 10 designers from around the world to create tribute pieces for a special exhibition.

The exhibition, which recently opened at Kartell’s Paris showroom, unveiled the works of all the designers, including Japanese design studio Nendo.

The space between the Eigruob lamps forms the silhouette of the Bourgie lamp

The space between the Eigruob lamps forms the silhouette of an inverted Bourgie lamp

 

Nendo has created a new lamp by inverting and rotating the silhouette of the Bourgie lamp, so that when two of the new lamps are lined up together, the space between them forms the upside-down silhouette of the Bourgie lamp. Since the design inverts both the lamp’s figure-ground relationship and a regular sense of up and down, Nendo decided to name the lamp ‘Eigruob’, which is ‘Bourgie’ spelled backwards.

The new Eigruob lamp (white) and the iconic Bourgie lamp (black)

The new Eigruob lamp (white) and the iconic Bourgie lamp (black)

 

The idea behind the new lamp was to work with two of Bourgie’s most distinctive characteristics – silhouette and transparency – and create a new design as an homage to the original.

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