Designer Claesson Koivisto Rune launched Medusa, Chinita, Bellota a wicker lamp collection at Design Junction during London Design Festival, September 2013.
The MEDUSA lamps, with their oval-shaped lampshades, appear to balance on numerous thin, spindly supports. Rather than trimming the excess lengths of wicker, as is usually done, we have kept them and hidden three, thin metal legs amongst them. The resulting designs reminded us of jellyfish, floating, with their many trailing tendrils.
Almost as if they have been nipped and then pulled, four 'feet' appear to have been stretched from the bottom edge of the CHINITA lamps. We think that the gesture results in a series of lamps with a cute, creature-like character. Like small, friendly bugs. Like ladybird bugs, for example.
The BELLOTA suspension lamps are two, similar forms combined to make a whole. Yet there is a clear division between the two. In keeping with the nature theme, the inspiration for the BELLOTA design is derived from the distinctive form of the acorn, where one form can be seen to partially 'cover' the other.