Spanish Tradition Meets Japanese Style in the TAKO Lamp

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Spanish Tradition Meets Japanese Style in the TAKO Lamp

You don’t often find lamps inspired by food, especially of the chopped octopus served on a round, pinewood plate variety, but this is one of them.


The TAKO lamp, by Maurizio Capannesi, channels the minimalist feel of a traditional Spanish dish, “pulpo a la gallega”. TAKO, which also means octopus in Japanese, is handmade in Barcelona and only has three components.



A simple fabric elastic band references the bento box and holds the lamp together. Opaque sheets form a lampshade, producing a soft gentle glow that signifies home.


The TAKO Lamp has also taken home a Golden A´ Design Award 2013 in Lighting Products and Lighting Projects Design.



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