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The Doride – ’A dream come true’ for designer Karim Rashid.



August 19th, 2010

This lamp is “a dream come true”  – said Karim Rashid, which was designed when he was just an university student, at the age of 19.

He envisioned a leaf blowing in the wind, moving in nature, articulating at a point in the spine, interpreted as the extension of a thin articulating curvilinear branch.

The lamp’s silhouette is a stroke of a pen, a soft vertical wave in flux, a zoomorphic form that Rashid loves to define as ’digital nature’.

The lamp is composed by a hydro-formed metal tube, and diffuser equipped with a light–shade antiglare louver made of thermo-plastic material.

The base, made of moulded steel, contain the electronic ballast and a button switch along the stem for dimming the light.

An articulation along the vertical development enables the lamp to rotate around 350°, in order to adjust the light emission (direct and indirect) and assuming different positions.




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