Lamps Designed by Their Own Cords by nadlab

The Filomena wall lamp project started like a synthesis game about lamp concept by the team at nadlab, an Italian design firm started by two friends – Lapo De Vita, a craftsman decorator, and Claudio Mochi, an industrial designer. After careful research of materials and techniques, the duo came up with a really cool idea on how to craft a functional lamp silhouette from a lamp cord.

Using a thin sheet of PMMA (polymethacrylate), the CNC-milled panel works as a frame and as a support for the light, acting as a guide for wire placement. Once assembled, the system can be framed on the wall and connected using a 240V wall socket as easy as a table lamp. The light source is a LED bulb white or RGB with remote control (not included).

You can even change the wire to another color if you’d like (sold separately) and then instantly have a brand new lamp. The Filomena collection is available in three versaions – table, directional, abat-jour with a transparent, white, or black panel frame. The cords are available in a variety of fun colors.

Filomena table is the mother idea of the collection. It plays on stereotyped table lamp icon and on the desire to exceed it.

Filomena abat-jour is the smaller lamp of the collection and it’s perfect for next to the bed.

Filomena directional plays with lines and curves to achieve the aspect of an adjustable table lamp.

Jaime Derringer, Founder + Executive Editor of Design Milk, is a Jersey girl living in SoCal. She dreams about funky, artistic jewelry + having enough free time to enjoy some of her favorite things—running, reading, making music, and drawing.