Riffing off the familiar Chinese lantern, designer Sam Baron's incarnation is, at first view, simplicity itself with it steel framework and cotton-sheathed shade. But an intriguing complexity is revealed when the light is switched on: a metallic golden interior projects a warm and radiant glow. In 3 sizes, Lanterna is a perfect fit in the whimsical array from French brand Petite Friture.
Small: 16.5" h x 8.75" dia (42x22cm)
Medium: 23.5" h x 18.5" dia (60x47cm)
Large: 19.75" h x 29.5" dia (50x75cm)
Cable length: 118" (300cm)
Lacquered steel, cotton, PVC
Indoor use only
Bulb not included
Please contact us for current availability and lead times.
Paris-based Petite Friture (French for “small fry”) champions new names as well as veteran designers as they collaborate on objects, lighting and furniture, all created for everyday life. “Emerging talents benefit from the exposure of the more established talents, while established talents remain fresh and open to new ideas thanks to the contact with emerging talents,” says founder Amelie du Passage. “I like to think of Petite Friture as the meeting point.”
Every product tells its own story. “It alludes to happiness, the sunshine, and a simple but pleasing dish to share with people you love,” Amelie says. “In short, it means many positive things that make life worthy.” She sees the workings of the much-heralded brand, which only debuted in 2009, much like a book editor. “Our role is to gather all of these mini-narratives together and combine them to create the Petite Friture story.”