Gallery: Miss Maple Pendant Lamp Is a Complex Form with a Cozy Glow


Elisa Strozyk’s pendant lamp “Miss Maple” is a cozy lighting fixture that emits a warm glow as sweet as its bee’s nest-like construction. Built from a “textile” that consists of hundreds of wood triangles fashioned into a pliable textile, Strozyk gives the classic material a modern and pliable twist.

Channeling an aesthetic similar to geometric games, such as TIKO by the russian company RANTIS, Berlin-based Strozyk created what she simply calls wooden textile. The new material can be used for the creation of new sculptural objects — as seen with her pendant lamp “Miss Maple”. And despite being constructed from rigid wood, the textile is flexible due to its calculated triangular symmetry (any random triangulation is usually not as flexible as studies in structural rigidity show). As a result, the lamp’s shape can be altered with ease.

The geometric and sculptural is at the center of Elisa Strozyks design; she says of he piece: “While the lamp generates warm light at night the surface outside becomes more evident with daylight and turns the lamp into a sculptural object.”

The lamp was recently on display at Berlin’s 2011 Designmai exhibition, which was set in the hangars of former Tempelhof Airport.

+ Elisa Strozyk


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