When developing her Kasa table lamp, Spanish designer Eli Guiterrez (who has studios in Valencia and Paris) was intent on showcasing the three-dimensional capabilities of a two-dimensional material — in this case, supple wood veneer.
The veneer is folded to achieve its conical shape, which was inspired by traditional Japanese hats. An angled black-metal arm connects the shade to its cylindrical marble base, and creates a graphic counterpoint to the natural wood tones.
Kasa’s dimmable LED source is fit within a metal mushroom-like appendage that reflects light back against the inside of the tapered shade. From the back, the warm wood structure has a simple and somewhat playful expression.
Made by LZF Lamps, the decorative table fixture’s dual-sided shade is finished in Ivory White on the inside and Natural Cherry on the outside. The base is standard black Marquina marble, while the affixing arm can be finished in matte black, gold or ivory white.