Nendo: Bourgie become 'Eigruob'

A tribute to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Bourgie table lamp by Kartell

by Valentina Ieva
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In the occasion of the 10th anniversary of its iconic Bourgie table lamp, Italian plastic furniture specialist Kartell invited ten designers associated with the company to create tribute pieces for a special exhibitionNendo designed the lamp eigruob, unveiled at Maison&Objet 2014.

 Nendo explained:

"For our contribution, we decided to work with two of the lamp's most distinctive characteristics - its use of silhouettes and its transparency - rather than touching the original design itself. We created a new table lamp by inverting and rotating the Bourgie lamp's silhouette, so that when two of the new lamps are lined up together, the space between them forms the upside-down silhouette of the Bourgie lamp.

Because our homage inverts both the lamp's figure-ground relationship and our regular sense of up and down, we named the lamp Eigruob".

Photos by Akihiro Yoshida

www.nendo.jp

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    • Valentina Ieva

      Valentina Ieva

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      Bari / Italy

      Laureata in Ingegneria edile-architettura, giornalista per professione, web writer per diletto. Amante di architettura, design, fotografia e libri di carta. Dipendente dai social, Instagram e InstaStories su tutti. Affamata di vita, viaggi e storie da scoprire. Qualunque forma d'arte mi affascina da sempre e non posso pensare una vita senza: emozioni forti, immaginazione, buona musica, cucina pugliese, sole e gatti. Per dirla con le parole di Battiato, non potrei vivere senza: ‘un soffio al)

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