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Cau Lamp, 2008
Danese, Italy

Marti Guixe


Painted, turned aluminium in white, brown

Ø  44 cm, H 30 cm


Spanish designer Martí Guixé has designed a lamp tied up in ropes for Italian brand Danese. A secondary bulb is tied to the shade and can be hooked onto the ropes, hung inside the shade or used as a separate task lamp.

It is an evolution of the Cau lamp presented in 2008. it is provocative and assertive. as in Cau table, the icon of the classical lamp is reinterpreted combining in a new way the functions of its components and adding new and unforeseen features.

With knots inspired by the bondage technique, the cable of the mobile work lamp ties the diffuser hanging it and creating hook points to position the lighting element. the work light can therefore be inserted inside the reflector or hung externally to modify the luminosity of the environment through unusual gesture, establishing a new relationship between the user and the light.