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On the occasion of the Salone del Mobile.Milano 2023, ClassiCon presented his Forma table lamp.

The new Forma table lamp made of wood

The products created by the German designer Christian Haas, who lives and works in Porto, are characterised by their timeless clarity and subtle elegance. On the occasion of the Salone del Mobile.Milano 2023, ClassiCon presented his Forma table lamp: the body of this new interpretation of a classic desk lamp, with its sculptural, yet homely appearance, is milled entirely from solid wood.

The 1940s/50s archetype of a classic desk lamp with an asymmetrical shade was usually implemented in cool materials such as metal and glass. With his Forma design, Christian Haas interprets this classic product in solid wood. The designer has reduced the original shape as much as possible without trivialising it and has thus created an unmistakable silhouette. The asymmetry of the base and the domed shade, which is made of a total of six glued solid wood strips, make the design appear to have grown organically. The inherent warmth and sensuousness of the naturally grown material lends the new luminaire its homely character.

A dimmer switch is precisely fitted into the back of the lamp base and guarantees simple, intuitive operation. The large, slightly inclined shade with an inset of frosted glass and an integrated, dimmable warm white LED ring provides pleasantly intimate, glare-free light on the table surface, which facilitates focused work. With its subtle grain and pleasant feel, the fine ash or walnut wood of which Forma is made underlines the elegant, discreet effect of the 340 mm high and 380 mm wide luminaire. Forma is versatile and not only cuts a fine figure on a desk, but also on a sideboard or shelf in the living room, as well as on a bedside table.

About ClassiCon

ClassiCon ClassiCon prides itself on straddling the line between classic and avant-garde furniture design. The company emerged in 1990 from the tradition-steeped Vereinigte Werkstätten in Munich. The licences for the designs of famous classic modernist designers, such as Eileen Gray, Eckart Muthesius or Otto Blümel, form the foundation for the current collection. Contemporary designs by designers such as Konstantin Grcic, Sebastian Herkner and Victoria Wilmotte create a bridge to the present in the company’s portfolio. Sole owner and managing director, Oliver Holy, has been shaping the company for over 20 years with his passion for design, architecture and art. Today, Oliver Holy and CEO Larissa Sarjeant run ClassiCon together as a management duo.