Posted 8 years ago
This lamp was designed by André Ricard in 1974, but it is in itself a redesign -or an "ampliation", from the Coffee Bean lamps he designed in the 1960s (pic. 4). The name Coffee Bean, or "Grano de Café" in Spanish, comes from the shape of the tubular frame when you look at the lamp from above.
As you can see the original lamps give a lot of light, after all, it's a big white plastic ball with a lightbulb inside... but in the 1974 design he hides the lightbulb inside a matte metallic screen, and the ball swivels, so you can direct the light as a focus so you can illuminate a table, or the ceiling, or a wall... it's a great idea.
The look is amazing although someone may say the gray plastic screen is purely decorative... although it has one mission, which is keeping the difficult to clean matte metal surface from the inner screen free of dust.