The CP (circular pattern) series of laser-cut lamps from Netherlands design team van-tjalle-en-jaspe sheds new light on the concept of DIY self-assembly kits. For hands-on appreciation, get to grips with the subtle shades of CP lamps and light fittings. They look ‘niche’ and arty – yet you make them yourself!
‘Cut using our very own Laser’ boasts the designers’ website and precision is the key as 2D shapes are put together to create 3D light sources. Fun, and funky looking.
Reassuringly raw and homespun in appearance, yet ruthlessly angular, the end result is pleasing, ambient mood lighting.
Skeletal and partly see-through, still it forsakes the annoyingly bright ‘naked bulb’ school of contemporary lighting. Surely by now we all know what a bulb filament looks like? And do we really all have to pretend we live in an industrial warehouse or loft apartment? No longer!
The CP collection comes packaged as a groovy laser-cut set to be assembled at home. Giving new and cutting edge meaning to ‘flat pack’, you can go all ‘zen’ and build the dream lamp.
Great gifts for DIY enthusiasts, lovers of model airplanes and design-led cheats – “I made that!” If you get it wrong, hopefully you can dust it off and start all over again. All the electrics are taken care of – you just worry about the fiddly bits. Though what’s to worry about? It’s easy, and it looks hard. Now you can show off about it.
The CP standard lamp takes to the floor. Elegant and striking, its splayed stance is almost anthropomorphic as open and friendly, it stands to attention like an enthusiastic dog. Oh and never forget – you made that!