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Foscarini Tuareg Floor Lamp - Chaos Meets Order
From the initial chaos of assorted sticks and an experimental design process, the Tuareg Floor Lamp quickly evolved into the work of art that we see today.
When we first laid eyes on the Foscarini Tuareg Floor Lamp back in Clerkenwell in 2014, it was love at first sight. With its abstract form and industrial aesthetic, the Tuareg Floor Lamp is something that you’re more likely to picture in a contemporary restaurant or exhibition, but we want to prove to you that it’s just as ideal for your home too.
“Let’s build a den”
Inspired by the worlds of contemporary art and architecture, Ferruccio Laviani wasn’t just going to go down a conventional route when it came to designing the Tuareg Floor Lamp. Starting with a random assortment of sticks, Laviani began to arrange them until they resembled a composition that was more logical in his mind, yet still artistic in its appearance.
From observing the design process and the finished product, it becomes clear to see where the rest of his inspiration lies. Getting in touch with his nostalgic side, Laviani also drew his inspiration from the dens that we used to make as children, built from an assortment of twigs and branches. He was also heavily influenced by bamboo architecture, scaffolding and works of land art.
Laviani’s design for the Tuareg Floor Lamp was influenced by bamboo architecture, works of land art, scaffolding and children’s dens
Whether you can see only one of these influences in the design or all of them combined, there’s one thing that’s certain; the Tuareg Floor Lamp stands with a powerful and sculptural presence, highlighting just how effective an asymmetrical design can be.
Form meets function
Constructed from slim aluminium tubes arranged in a 3D composition, the Tuareg Floor Lamp certainly presented some challenges when it came down to implementing the light source. Working to direct the light through the slim tubes with only one simple cable to emerge at the end, Laviani incorporated LED light sources with touch dimmers into 3 of the tubular elements. This clever adaptation allows you to turn each light on and off separately, whilst also being able to rotate each element up to 350 degrees.
It’s this level of customisation that allows you to truly adapt the Tuareg Floor Lamp to your personality, either using it as a direct light source for functional purposes or installing it as a unique centrepiece in your home. With a varnished aluminium finish, the light is either available in sleek black or striking orange in reference to industrial anti-rust paint.
The man behind the magic
A familiar figure in the design world, Ferruccio Laviani is part of a generation of young Italian designers who came to prominence in the late 1980s when the Memphis movement first made its mark on international design.
Often whimsical and always fun, many of Laviani’s designs quickly moved on to become bestselling classics. From the dramatic Kartell Bourgie Table Lamp to the renowned Foscarini Orbital Floor Standing Lamp, all of his designs have impacted the world of product design in some shape or form. It wasn’t long before Laviani gained world-wide recognition, resulting in the achievement of many prestigious design awards.
The Tuareg Floor Lamp in your home
The Tuareg Floor Lamp is certainly a showstopper, but this doesn’t mean that it’ll only look the part in bold or eclectic interiors. Even the most neutral or simple of spaces can benefit from the addition of a striking centrepiece such as the Tuareg Floor Lamp, so long as you carry some level of harmony throughout the rest of the room with either colour or form.
If you decide to welcome the Tuareg Floor Lamp into your home, then you certainly won’t regret it.
If you love the Tuareg Floor Lamp as much as us, then watch Laviani talk about the design process in this video
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