The Siro Table Lamp Derives From the Brightest Star in the Sky

01.02.20 | By
The Siro Table Lamp Derives From the Brightest Star in the Sky

The Siro is a semi-spherical table lamp designed by Marta Perla for OLUCE to imitate the oblique light from the cosmos. A disc at the front of the lamp releases LED light into a bright white bowl. Seen from the front, the Siro looks like two flat circles consisting of two two-dimensional elements. The contrast between the darker circle in front and the brighter circle illuminated in the background resembles celestial bodies meeting and creating distinct circular shadows in an eclipse.

Siro’s name derives from Sirius which means “glowing” in Greek and refers to the brightest star in the night sky, much like the white glowing interior of the lamp. Siro comes in two finishes – satin bronze and satin gold – and in two sizes.

Keshia grew up in Singapore and moved to the U.S. to attend Dartmouth College. When she was living abroad after graduation, a chance enrollment at the Architectural Association Visiting School led to her becoming enamored with door schedules and architectural écriture. She's particularly interested in design for aging, rural architecture, and Asian design heritage.