High Wire Act: Lamp Cords Finally Take Center Stage



string lights

Putting a hanging lamp somewhere in your house always presents a dilemma: how to hide the power cord. Designer Michael Anastassiades brings the power cord out into the open in his series String Lights for Italian lighting brand Flos.

artistic lamp cords

kors lighting strings

Rather than trying to blend the cords in with the walls to make them fade into the background, Anastassiades turns them into part of the design. They create volumes and shapes in the air, drawing unique geometric visions against the walls and ceilings.

lights hanging from artistically arranged strings

suspended string lights

Seen from a certain angle, the cord and LED light arrangements look like simple pencil drawings on a white background. It is this simplicity which makes the cord arrangements so compelling: the cords are always there, but it look a different point of view to make them stand out.

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