Design’s job isn’t always form follows function. Sometimes all design aims at doing is being captivating, forcing a second glance out of you, followed by absolute fixation and attachment on the product in question. The Mist Lamp is one of those products that won’t go through a day without you looking at twice, if not more. Designed to have a lampshade made of overlapping layers of Lycra Spandex, this pretty little thing creates random hypnotic patterns because of the fabric’s weave and the way you perceive it when it overlaps with itself.
Apart from being a visual delight, the Mist lamp is super minimal too. An aluminum shade houses the light. The Lycra sheets can be easily suspended from this. Lastly, one more aluminum ring finds itself at the end, holding the Lycra firmly down by gravity so that you get an unusual play of patterns between the two Lycra layers. The Mist lamp is available in two variants. One with a single Mist unit that acts as a lampshade, and another with a three tier Mist arrangement for a more focused light projection. Which one do you like more?
Designer: Studio Jungmo Seungyeon