All the novelties presented in the last edition of Maison & Objet were superbly received but, without a doubt, the AKANE lamp was one of the most praised. This design, as its creator Pepe Llaudet says “it is inspired by traditional oriental lanterns, by the extreme sensation of warmth they create, and the magic they convey when on”.
Llaudet seeks to create a designer lamp “to offer similar sensations and experiences, also providing structural and even use-related innovations”, he adds. Once completed -and to round out its oriental aura- this creation adopted a Japanese name, feminine, solid and easy to remember.
Table lamp AKANE surprises us with its minimalist structure, fully produced in Spain and made from metal and papyrus. “The differential value can be found in the piece’s design and overall appearance. The way in which the legs communicate and supplement the screen, attaining a level of structural solidity which they do not otherwise have separately”.
Pepe Llaudet, collaborator with Faro Barcelona, is a lover of pure lines, noble materials, warm colors… An intuitive and sensitive professional who appreciates cultures and its customs, using them as his creative filter. In this case he has managed to “create a warm and comfortable light to conceive cozy and pleasant spaces”. For him, “Akane as a dynamic object, very simple, yet with a movable structure in the form of legs, making up a unique product. I believe that the purity of its lines and the choice of materials are key factors to favor its permanence over time”, he says.
With this new design, Faro Barcelona deepens its philosophy of creating pieces which, apart from being functional, manage to evoke people’s feelings.
If you want to know more about this designer lamp, check out the interview to Pepe Llaudet below.