Inside Out Table Lamp by Daevas Design

View all 10 Photos


Created by Iranian designers Asia Samimi and Nima Fardi for Milan-based Daevas Design, Inside Out is a fascinating investigation of material through functional work. The unorthodox table lamp was conceived as a way to explore and showcase concrete’s unique qualities; “although it is considered as a rough material, it could be used in a very detailed and fine structure.” Two sides – one rough and flat, the other with an intricate internal structure “based on small steps” — represent the juxtaposition of outside and inside, respectively. This duality makes for an incredibly dynamic, sculptural piece that appears unique from every angle. A brass lampshade “frame” provides a polished, linear contrast to the composition as a symbol of the iron armatures typically used as a foundation in concrete structures. Based on the well-known Fibonacci spiral, the lamp’s arching gesture comes from the designers’ mathematical approach to visual harmony. Despite the layers of complexity behind their concept, Samimi and Fardi’s use of simple materials and a reduced geometric form keep the design looking minimal and modern. Inside Out is a fascinating, well-considered sculptural piece that transcends current trends; functional and edgy, its an exciting preview of what’s to come in the world of product design.










Lizzie Wright


​Lizzie Wright is an aspiring artist and designer with a passion for the written word. While she works on her BFA in Industrial Design at the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), she spends her (rare) spare time riding around Providence on her trusty Cannondale and drinking lots of coffee. She is especially fascinated by the dichotomy between aesthetic form and function, which has an immense influence on her work. As a lover of the natural world, Lizzie plans to focus on Nature, Culture, and Sustainability Studies to pursue a more efficient future for design. Read more by visiting her website

Take me there

  • Design Destination: Detroit

    The coolest city on your “must-visit” list. The concepts of “revival”, “reinvention”, and “rebirth” dominate…

  • The Krane

    An immersive retreat in one of Copenhagen’s harbors. More than just a contemporary space, The…

  • Guntu Hotel

    A tranquil destination in the Seto Inland Sea. This floating hotel Japan added to its…

  • Villa Slow

    A special hotel designed to be a home away from home. Nestled into a bucolic…

More for you

  • The Nikari Furniture Collection

    Traditional woodworking meets contemporary design. Founded in 1967, Finnish company Nikari broke new ground in…

  • Nendo X Bunaco Wireless Speaker

    Beautiful design meets expert craftsmanship. Not many speakers look like gorgeous decorative or sculptural objects,…

  • The Frame Collection By Fantin

    A minimal modular kitchen collection that showcases the beauty of metal. This year, Italian furniture…

  • The Magazyn Furniture Collection

    Minimalist and refined. Antwerp-based homeware store Magazyn has an expertly curated collection of furniture and…

  • The Angle Razor By Morrama

    Taking the traditional shaving ritual into the 21st century with a modern straight razor. Inspired…

  • Seletti’s Kintsugi Collection

    Celebrating the beauty of imperfection. In a consumerist world where the value of an object…

  • Contrasts By Moreno Ratti

    Waste transformed into gorgeous vases. Cut to reference childhood games and the exploration of the…

Close Cart