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    Concrete and Design: when beauty springs from the grey

    Beautifully Designed Concrete Lamp

    Beautifully Designed Concrete Lamp

    At CD Designs we are always on the look out for beautiful, artistic uses of concrete that bring our favourite medium beyond the grey and mundane. We were impressed to see a concrete design featured in the design awards run by the good folks over at Apartment Therapy (apartmenttherapy.com). The annual Apartment Therapy design awards is in its third year now, and aims to give talented designers a good platform to demonstrate their skills from.

    The concrete design in this year’s shortlist is a petite concrete lamp, designed by Anna Ritchie. The simple but beautiful design features a heavy square concrete base, juxtaposed by a really light, thin wood veneer lampshade. This makes a great statement even when the lamp is turned off, but add power and things get even better: the shade hides an extremely energy efficient LED light, which kicks out a surprisingly generous amount of light that is perfect for working or reading by.

    The lamp measures 17.5″ tall, but covers an area of only 3″ x 3″, making it ideal for a bedside table or small desk. Anna was quoted as saying “My petite concrete table lamp was inspired by the functionality of it’s LED light bulb. Something that is generally perceived as a cold technology has developed to mimic the warmth of nature.”

    Image via apartmenttherapy.com

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