Poetic, lightweight and immaculately white...
'Icarus' by Tord Boontje for Artecnica reminds us of the human aspiration to flight: a link between us and the celestial light.
Tord Boontje – another über talented designer from the Netherlands says about his design: "Through experimentation with cutting paper to create a three dimensional form for a light, we discovered a structure with overlapping feather shapes that resembled a swan's wing. We made the form a-symmetrical to emphazise this and to make it very dynamic. As the light appears as a wing circling a light, the name Icarus seemed an appropriate reference."
We completely agree, but add some important details: It comes packed flat in a tube, you shouldn't use more than a 60 watt bulb which is not included. Also the mounting and cord for this lampshade are not included but you can easily get tons of colors and shapes in your local DIY superstore.
Design: Tord Boontje
Dimension: 42 x 79 x 42 cm or 16.5" x 31.25" x 16.5" (assembled)