“The aim was to create an object that [dwells] in our house in a silent and careful way, like a character able to follow us through different moments and environments.” Tommaso Caldera’s ELMA floor lamp illuminates its surroundings in such reticent tones as to conceal its function; the modest metal diffuser radiates light across surrounding walls and ceilings to cast a gentle glow within the space. Produced by Milan-based creative lab Incipit, the design draws on traditional nomadic lamps to create a simple and cohesive form. A bent and milled plywood handle introduces both movement and balance to the portable floor lamp, in a brilliant natural contrast to ELMA’s painted aluminum body. Available in a variety of colors – white, anthracite, dark red, and sea blue – the brilliant piece is sure to brighten up your home. Caldera presents a thoughtful investigation of shape and function as it relates to human-product interaction across history.