Introducing the Less Lamp Pendant by Metalarte, a sealed lamp shade that is personalized by the user. The shell of the Less Lamp Pendant needs to be broken in order to release the light trapped within. The pendant’s diffuser is cracked using a specially designed hammer.
PHOTO: The Less Lamp by Metalarte
By making a series of holes in the Less Lamp’s shade with the pick supplied, the user enables light to penetrate.
PHOTO: The Less Pendant (broken) by Metalarte
The appearance and position of the hole is dependent upon the user’s techniques, how much light is required and where it needs to be directed. The Less Lamp Pendant presents a totally opaque ceramic diffuser, in enameled black or white.
PHOTO: Poking holes through the Less Pendant by Metalarte
Since 1932 Metalarte has defined its personality through the co-existence of the new and the traditional. Metalarte applies Yin and Yang design theory to their production. And the result is the possibility of maintaining a catalog that balances the future and the past.
PHOTO: The Less Lamp Pendant’s Specialized Hammer by Metalarte
Metalarte has shed a light of hope with their business model, and with the belief that, “The history of companies is shaped by its people. Enterprising people that launch a project with the faith that a business is more than just a balance sheet.” Metalarte continues to grow and succeed the boundaries of light.