Two off-white lamps beside chair and window

Meter lamps by Pholc

Dezeen Showroom: Swedish design brand Pholc collaborated with Danish design duo Maria Bruun and Anne Dorthe Vester on a pair of lamps that feature shades informed by Japanese rice paper lanterns.

Pholc designed the lamps – named One Meter and Half Meter according to their taller and shorter heights – to have a statuesque and architectural quality.

Off-white lamp in front of dark wood shelving
Meter lamps come in two height formats

The lamps have a solid base made from aluminium that contrasts with the translucent ribbed paper shade above, which diffuses a soft, warm light.

"We wanted to create a new interpretation of the classic rice paper lamp," said Bruun. "A design sharing its lightness and softness but with a solid sculptural base. We explored contrasting materials to create a unique presence and sculptural reference."

Off-white lamp in front of dark wood shelving
Lamps emit a soft, gentle glow

"The designers were given a directive to produce a floor lamp with a height of around one meter that emits a gentle and uniform ambient light," said Maja Norburg, Pholc's creative director. "The lamp should also serve as a captivating sculptural piece that sparks curiosity."

One Meter is intended for use as a floor lamp thanks to its height, while Half Meter is suitable for use as a table lamp.

Product: One Meter and Half Meter
Designers: Maria Bruun and Anne Dorthe Vester
Brand: Pholc
Contact: info@pholc.se

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