Ambient Lamp

Project Description

Ruffs were seen as symbol of luxury and status and could be loosely referenced to that of a lion’s mane or the tail feathers of a peacock.

Ruchette draws its inspiration from the ruffs adorning the collars of couture dresses of the victorian era and in a similar manner the pleated shade is angled such that it mimics the erect posture of this grand adornment.

The expression of the ruffs is captured in the repeated tessellations of pleating, which is manifested as lamp shade to accentuate its intricate patterns when light falls onto its surface at an angle; creating an interesting contrast between the gradation of shadows and light.

The composition of facets brings to mind that of a cut diamond but is presented in a concave manner that seems somewhat welcoming and yet ostentatious at the same time.