Calabash

The wonderful bottle gourd – calabash – is from very old days used as a vessel for keeping the most important: water, drinks, medicine and even light – used as a lampshade. Calabash was even considered to have healing and magic abilities – probably due to its characteristic feminine and sensual shape.
The direct function of a lampshade is to contain “the light” and to reflect it. But it is still present in the room when the light is switched off. The soft organic shape of a Calabash with its characteristic “waist” is a suspended sculpture that with its double convex mirrored surface reflects the whole room at once.
CALABASH

2010

Client: Lightyears, Denmark
Material: spun aluminum, polished, mirror lacquered
Design:  Boris Berlin & Poul Christiansen, Komplot Design

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