Wednesday, June 16, 2010

pepe heykoop

I seem to gravitate towards strange lighting, and these sputnik lights are no exception. I love their alien-esque shades and long willowy legs. They are almost animalistic.

Sputnik by Pepe Heykoop

Sputnik by Pepe Heykoop

As seen on dezeen

The designer, Pepe Heykoop, has other lighting projects as well (along with chairs and other objects), including this flexible flower-like lamp. When the flower closes, the light turns off. See the video here!




Some of his designs are available for sale in a limited quantity here, like these leather lamp shades. The needle holes on the seams let light shine through at night. They were inspired by industrial lighting. I really like the black one. Also check out his portfolio/website for the "XXL" lamp shade that you can pull down over you and a guest at dinner for privacy!



sarah said...

love the flower lamp. that material is intriguing. thanks for the link.

Prêt à Porter P said...

I like the first one, very bizarre, but I like it too. the 2nd one reminds me of ET and those things from War of the Worlds (the newer one)

Pennerad said...
i like the flower one but it definitely reminds me of war of the worlds as well.

Bianca said...

oh wow. all of these are amazing. i am so so so digging all of this. thank you so much for sharing.