Juggling inspires design: This is what happened with the ceiling lamp collection from Studio Rowa Japanese company Light designers Hiroki Hakamada.
The collection takes its name and inspiration from an ancient juggling device from the Far East: the Devil which rotates, whirls, throws into the air and catches again thanks to a rope attached to the tips of two sticks.
The flying part consists of two concave elements connected to each other. Gestures and throws can bring spectacular things to life if the player has enough skill.
Diabolo lamp consists of two bowls
Just like this impressive oriental toy, Studio Row’s Diabolo Lamp consists of two “shells” combined in an hourglass shape and supported by a belt.
The only difference is the materials. While the juggling device is often made of rubber and plastic, the diabolo lamp is made of brass for the diffuser and artificial leather for the belt. Each element of this lamp collection is carefully and exclusively made and assembled by hand.