Called Camouflage, the form of this pendant lamp by Swedish designers Front consists of many small overlapping circles on the surface of a sphere (and of course the negative space between them), casting a unique pattern of shadows.
The form and scale of the pendant (it comes in two sizes, with the small being a half-meter in diameter and the large 800mm in diameter) are impressive, but the manufacturing techniques to achieve it just as interesting.
The aluminum pendants are first pressure turned and then the shapes are created by three dimensional laser cutting. Three dimensional laser cutting! How cool is that? It’s described as a process frequently used in the auto industry.
They are painted in two colors, white are black. If you want one, you’ll have to wait 6-8 weeks and shell out $1400. They’re available from Northern Icon.
Much of Front’s work is significantly more conceptual and challenging. One of our least favorite pieces is the horse lamp, which is most definitely not super normal. You can see more here.
—Via Daily Icon