Nature can provide some of the best design inspiration for household objects. A group of students from Politecnico Di Milano used trees and natural materials as their inspiration for the Milano lamp.
Finnish wooden furniture company Nikari Oy teamed up with five universities around the world for their “5 Studies For Nature” project. The project asks each student group to design a wooden object that embraces sustainability and responsible design.
The Milano lamp is a simple but elegant piece that uses wood veneer to create a delicate loop. The gentle curve of the veneer mimes the shapes found in leaves, raindrops, and flowers. The wood veneer is thin enough to let light shine through, so when the lamp is on the wood radiates a soft, warm glow.