Tired of the cliched lamps and lamp shades?? Give your abode an exotic feel with the Mikado lamp. Created by the industrial designer of Spain, Miguel Herranz, the lamp is justifiably named after a European pick-up sticks game. Remember the game we used to play as kids, where we had to pick up each stick without moving the others from a jumbled bundle of sticks?
Well, that’s the one. Not an overdone piece of work, its beauty lies in its simplicity. It is created by twisting two wooden veneer sheets into a double-8 formation. The wooden sticks splaying outward gives it a palm-tree leaf look which makes it ideal for beach resorts. Kinda reminds you of Chinese calligraphy too, doesn’t it??
Starting from around $950, they come in three distinct styles – a floor version, a suspended version and an award winning mini table lamp. They also come in cherry, yellow, green and grey. The key element which asserts its beauty is the flexibility of the wooden strips and its lightness despite giving it the illusion of volume. As they say in Spain, muy bien!!!