This Deconstructed Lamp by Foscarini Has Nothing to Hide

As “deconstructed” dishes become increasingly popular on restaurant menus, inventive designers are following suit and breaking familiar lighting styles down into their base ingredients, too. With Filo, this design for Foscarini, Andrea Anastasio places one of a table lamp’s key structural components — its electrical wiring — front and centre.


But rather than looking raw and industrial, his design skews whimsically sculptural. Looped around a hook at the top of a varnished metal stand, the light’s power cord is transformed into a necklace-like element. An LED hangs at the end inside a conical porcelain shade, while decorative glass beads threaded along the cabling act as colourful accents. ($710)