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TOTEM lamps, single lights or light installation

Customization Options The lamps are custom-made and can be designed to be floor lamps or pendant lamps. They can also be constructed in various sizes - up to 9 elements long, which is approx. a length of 300cm (or 120 inches).
Documentation Certificate of Authenticity
Period New
Materials White pvc backing (High impact strengh, Antistatic, UV stabilised, flame retardant certified) laminated with cotton fabric, lamp shades rings (Steel powdercoated white).
Diam. 19.69 in;
Diam. 50 cm;
Condition Good.
Creation Date 2018
Description This family of different sized and shaped 'Totem lamps' derive from a series by the acclaimed design-duo Karhof-Trotereau called ‘ShadeVolume’. An impressive lighting collection inspired by the classic lampshade. By combining and deforming this familiar object, the project explores a new language of lighting. They are an excellent eyecatcher and a secret source for a myriad of special Interior effects and light installations.
SIZE: Diam: 50 cm // Diam: 19.69”
3 Elements - H: approx 110 cm / 43.30”
4 Elements - H: approx 146 cm / 57.48”
6 Elements - H: approx 220 cm / 86.61”
9 Elements - H: approx 330 cm / 130”


Lampshades may appear trivial and common in our daily life but the principle of this unnoticed object is an interesting way to redefine the light around us. The lamps explore the possibility of shaping a light source by creating a thin and insignificant skin around it. Can be custom made in different sizes for impressive Interior Design solutions, especially vibrant in the hospitality area. Please inquire for sizes and types and possibilities. Merel Karhof and Marc Tortereau are Royal College of Art graduates.
The process could be likened to Isamu Noguchi’s take on the Japanese traditional rice paper Gifu lantern to create ‘Akari’. Akari means, illumination but is also implying the idea of weightlessness. One of Noguchi’s famous quotes puts his source of illumination at the heart of the home: ‘All you require to start a home are a room, a tatami, and Akari’.
Trotereau and Karhof sense that Noguchi’s notion of light and space remains contemporary. The Designers state: ‘One could design environments as ‘weightless’ as possible: conceiving living spaces with few objects that use almost no material and yet shape significantly our surroundings.'
Styles / Movements Collectible Design, Contemporary, Studio Craft
Incollect Reference Number 327104
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