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Italian designer Odoardo Fioravanti has created the Fold wall lamp for Foscarini. Based on the concept of a screen, the lamp features a very simple design that can be inserted into a vast array of environments of different styles and functions. In designer’s words, “The design has been developed from a basic gesture: turning a two dimensional sheet of paper into three-dimensions by simply folding it in the middle.
This search for simplicity has an almost abstract graphic result that conceals its careful research into design and technology– research that is clearly perceptible but not flaunted. Fold is a thin, softly concave sheet slightly protruding from the wall to hide and screen the light source without compromising its function. When switched off the graphic outline of the diffuser takes center stage. When Fold is switched on the opaque, polycarbonate diffuser fully screens the light source and the large glow projected onto the back wall emphasizes its soft shape.”
Photography: Massimo Gardone, Courtesy: Odoardo Fioravanti