February 21, 2010

RETRO, CRISPA, CAN I HAVE A BANANA?

I enjoy rediscovering great retro furniture and how it still looks fantastic today.

Yesterday while doing my usual boring lazy weekend rounds, I thought of dropping by Artemis 1995 nearby.

What caught my attention were the retro designed floor lamps inspired by impressions of the 70s and the evocation of the design sensibility that marked the period.

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(Crispa by BeLight)

I have always been a fan of modern designs inspired by the past and BeLight did a great job.

The lamps stand around 5ft tall with a painted metal stand and a wire-framed shade wrapped in fabric and are ideal for armchair reading, for the bedroom providing mood lighting. The construction spotlights Filipino craftsmanship in hand-made metalwork.

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(Copa Banana by BeLight)

BeLight is the brainchild of Gerry Lopez-Vito Torres, architect and the Dean of the De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde School of Design and Arts and Chicoy Estiñoso.