The Monk Concrete Lamp By SKELD Design

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Passionate about the cosmos and “out of this world” design, the team behind the Kiev-based SKELD Design studio creates lighting and furniture seemingly brought back from the future or at least from a parallel universe.

The geometric-inspired products have a contemporary style as well as a distinct personality, and The Monk is a perfect example. Its silhouette is instantly recognizable, though it may take a few moments to make the connection, as the shapes have been stylized in an abstract design. When the “Aha!” moment hits, however, one can’t see The Monk as a merely refined modern lamp without thinking of the beloved green Jedi master. The resemblance with the popular character didn’t come to light until the 3D sketching step of the design, when the two pyramid shapes were brought to life. For obvious reasons, the team had to give up on their initial plan of naming the lamp The Jedi, but the new name works in the lamp’s favor, as it lends the product a touch of ambiguity and accentuates the silhouette’s connection to a related architectural structure, the abbey. The two sections of the lamp are made of concrete and ash hardwood, in a gorgeous contrast of tones and textures; a simple metal button and a textile power cord complete the minimalist appearance. Like all the products made by SKELD Design, The Monk is designed and assembled by hand in the company’s workshop, with each lamp made-to-order. We can’t think of a better way to brighten the dark side of a room. Images courtesy of SKELD Design.

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