Sculptural lighting designed to beautify modern interiors.
Founded by designers Peter Wirz and Carsten Jörgensen in partnership with managing director Jürgen Henkel, madetostay is a Swiss furniture and contemporary lighting brand that makes beautiful, long-lasting products. The company focuses on producing items that can become an important part of a home and its identity. Apart from their exquisite craftsmanship and elegance, many madetostay products also tell a story. The brand’s contemporary lighting collection is no exception. It features creative designs that draw inspiration from nature, geometric shapes, and traditional paper lanterns.
The Cocoon line includes several sculptural designs. For example, the Bat lamp blends both concave and convex elements in a design that references a bat’s wings. The shade helps to diffuse the light in some areas while allowing it to break through in others, mirroring the contrast of darkness and light at the entrance of a cave. Made with a larger shade, this light suits both residential and public spaces, and larger rooms with higher ceilings.
Upside Down challenges perception with a design that looks different depending on the viewing angle. Seen from the front, this pendant light looks like a simple sheet of paper. Rotated around the center axis, the shade transforms into a curved and twisting shape that creates a focal point in a room. The name alludes to the light’s installation system, which allows the user to install the pendant in two ways: standard or upside down.
The Lantern light blends into living spaces and public areas with ease. It features a simple design and provides a spherical 360° diffused light. Like other madetostay lighting, it looks great either on its own or in a set of three or more pendant lights. Bud draws inspiration from the sculptural beauty of simple geometric shapes. Brought together as one and linked with a continuous line, these shapes transform into an organic, flower-like silhouette. Trumpet aims to create a device of light with a helix structure that resembles the musical instrument.
While referencing the old Japanese and Chinese tradition of making paper lanterns, Snowball adds a twist to the classic design. It features beautiful shapes that create double-curved planes. When turned on, the warm glow of the light enhances the design further. Originally created for the smith&hsu tea house in Taipei, Taiwan, the T-House lamp has a minimalist aesthetic and a soft, ambient light that suits smaller spaces. Finally, the Bombyx Mori Lamp draws inspiration from an unlikely source: the silkworm, with the scientific name Bombyx mori. This lamp features a simple light bulb wrapped in a diffusing cover that looks like a silky cocoon. All of these lights are also dimmable, providing an easy solution to change the brightness and the mood of a room. Photographs© Fotosolar.