Designed by new Italian design brand, Mario Alessiani Design Studio, the minimal luminaire is small and simple due to its call for affordability. The desk lamp consists of a tilted L-shaped stand which doubles as a diffuser and partial shade, fitting snug around a cylindrical lamp holder.

Courtesy of Mario Alessiani

Courtesy of Mario Alessiani

The metal used to create the luminaire is laser cut then assembled and finished by hand. This approach affords the lamp its clinical, sleek look. The brand’s stance on design, craftsmanship and the technology of metal is evident in their design process as well as finished product.

Courtesy of Mario Alessiani

Courtesy of Mario Alessiani

The luminaire design is stunning on its profile. The functionality of the actual desk lamp appears to be dictated by the design. The position in which the lamp would be most comfortable to use appears to be certain because of the design. The desk lamp is nice to look at but doesn’t seem nice to look at other things with, while it is on.

Courtesy of Mario Alessiani

Courtesy of Mario Alessiani

 

by Thelma Ndebele

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