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Ross Menuez’s Icosa Lamp Gives Recyclable Felt a Crystalline Form

Posted By Diane Pham On May 17, 2011 @ 12:25 pm In carousel showcase,gallery,green Interiors,Green Lighting,ICFF,new york design week,Sustainable Materials | No Comments

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While walking the halls of ICFF 2011 [1] we couldn’t help but be captivated by Ross Menuez [2]‘ delicate felt Icosa Lamp, which was showcased by Areaware [3]. Breathing new life into a material generally associated with clothing and crafts, Menuez turned the soft-to-the-touch material into a lamp fit for the most uncompromising modernist.

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The Icosa lamp measures 12″ x 12″ x 12″, and its structure was inspired by Buckminster Fuller’s legendary Geodesic domes [4]. Muenuez’s take transforms the soft felt into a stable, crystalline form. The felt shade is the perfect filter for producing a soft and welcoming glow – one would never guess a fluorescent light [5] shines from within!

+ Ross Menuez [2]

+ ICFF 2011 [1]

+ New York Design Week [6]


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[1] ICFF 2011: http://inhabitat.com/best-of-green-furniture-design-at-icff-2011/

[2] Ross Menuez: http://www.areaware.com/designerprods.asp?DesignerID=8

[3] Areaware: http://www.areaware.com/

[4] Geodesic domes: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geodesic_dome

[5] light: http://www.inhabitat.com/lighting

[6] + New York Design Week: http://inhabitat.com/new-york-design-week/

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