Designer Katerina Kopytina brought fun and whimsy to home lighting with her Light Bean project. The minimalist light fixtures do indeed look like beans thanks to their shape; perhaps even sprouting beans if you include the cord.
According to the designer, the wooden part of each light is machine-made for precision and uniformity, then hand-finished for exceptional quality and a personal touch.
The wood used for the Light Beans is all locally sourced oak. It’s then hand-finished with a natural oil and left in its natural color or painted black.
Each Light Bean comes with a colorful cord – there are 12 colors of textile-ensconced cords to choose from. The variety of colors lets the Light Bean fit into any room and any decor.
The globe light bulb on each lamp does more than simply illuminate a room; it is an integral part of the playful “bean” shape. Individually, these small hanging lamps are perfectly minimal and kind of adorable. Hung together in a group, they make a bold statement
“Light Bean was the first project I took from ideation in 2012 to full production and distribution the following year. Light Bean distinguishes itself through its large globe bulb which acts not only as the source of light but also as an integral part of the shape. Light Bean is now part of the permanent collection of the Moscow Design Museum. Design 2012.”
“For the past decade I have worked independently and as a senior industrial designer at fuseproject on award-winning products ranging from consumer electronics, to lifestyle accessories, lighting and more. Through my work I help novel ideas and technologies become adoptable, desirable, and human. I have worked with clients including Jambox, Cartier, Mastercard, Nestle, L’Oreal, and various startups. Together we design products and services that provoke new experiences, enrich culture and help businesses thrive.”