MADETOSTAY | Snowball Pendant | Design: Carsten Joergensen | Made in Italy | On Demand Production - delivered in 4 to 6 weeks.
The 'Tesla' of cocooning pendant lighting
Made in Italy, with 21st century technology and materials
Hard Steel Frame cocooned in a translucent polymer web
E27 Light Fitting / 4 metres of cable
Soft Warm Light
Simple subtle beauty & elegance
Designed in Switzerland by design house Made to Stay
Made to Stay: Snowball Pendant
Snowball references the long tradition of paper lanterns from China and Japan. To get a flat sheet of paper to bend along the curving bamboo material demands deep knowledge and extraordinary skills. The cocooning material used for the Snowball is also manually applied. However, unlike the paper, it has the ability to shrink over frames of sturdy wires, resulting in the so-called double curved surfaces that are hardly achievable in any other material. This unique characteristic gives the valuable tradition of manual lantern making a new twist.
Background to Made To Stay Lighting
The simple act of placing a candle inside a translucent hollow object could be considered the source of all lamp designs and time hasn’t changed much to our perception of what lamps should look like to be considered a lamp. It has even taken infinite detours of shapes and materials but it hasn’t changed the principle of shielding the light source from our eyes.
I consider the lantern as we know them from Asia to be the mother of all shaded lamps. Evolving from a simple and practical human consideration, it fascinates that a practical solution, securing that the cocooned candle wasn’t extinguished by wind or by rain and snow, turned out to become an icon of all lamp designs to follow. It isn’t surprising that both light and lanterns throughout Asia over time became the source and subject of endless myths, although the immediate and practical purpose to avoid the candle to extinguish, as in many examples of great design, putting it down to sheer functionality. This is where the madetostay lamps take their inspiration.
Ø: 432 mm / Height: 415 mm / Suspension Max 4000 mm Canopy/cover: Ø 78mm / Height 24mm
Cord Length / Colour:
4 Meters | Black, White or Red Cord (please specify when ordering)