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Stewie is a unique floor lamp created by Italian designer Luca Nichetto for Foscarini. The lamp is named after the famous cartoon character Stewie Griffin from the Family Guy. The lighting series was presented at the Milan Furniture Fair 2012. According to the designer, “The concept behind the project is the result of the careful observation of an object that has nothing to do with lighting design: a washbasin placed in an unusual location in our studio that has the air of a work by Duchamp. Its form is what inspired the idea to design a lamp that is innovative in terms of its form, its dimensions, and its positioning.
By melding our study of the washbasin with an analysis of Japanese paper lamps, we came up with Stewie: a floor lamp whose illumination, which emanates from below but also radiates upward, puts the objects it illuminates “in a new light”. Stewie can also be faced toward the wall in order to create a softer, more diffused light. The polymeric foam employed to make the lamp was carefully selected for specific characteristics, namely its lightness, its permeability to light, and its ability to be paired with fabric. Stewie is thus a shell whose light source is housed within a textile filling that filters the illumination.”
Image Courtesy: Luca Nichetto