The form of the lampshade was inspired by the life and work of Eileen Gray – architect and furniture designer – underappreciated in her lifetime but today heralded as the first lady of modernist design and the icon of Bauhaus. Contrary to her contemporaries such as Le Corbusier, Gray thought “a house is not a machine to live in. It is the shell of man, his extension, his release, his spiritual emanation”. In the designs created by Eileen Gray one can clearly see views polemic to the decidedly masculine, hard line of the male stars of art and architecture of her times. It is her furniture in particular which introduced feminine tones into the severe modernist style. One of her designs, the so-called BIBENDUM CHAIR became our inspiration in creating a lampshade for our new line of lamps, hence the symbolic name BIBE.
Table Lamp Bibe is a unique combination of a traditionally hand-blown glass shade of an opal (milky) colour with a stable base made of brass. The lampshade consists of three joint characteristic ‘tyres’ and is fixed to the base with specially designed screws. The lamp flex is braided in a natural fibre and has a high-quality black Bakelite switch with a contrasting white button. Table Lamp Bibe is both a functional and beautiful object. Similarly to Eileen Gray we also believe that our surroundings have a great influence on our mood. We treat the design of our home interiors as an extension of our ‘self’. Home is our haven and the place where we can find shelter from the whole world and have a rest. The soft light of the milky lampshade of Table Lamp Bibe can be calming and relaxing. If you, just like us, follow in the way of arranging your rooms the principle of ‘less is more’, you will certainly appreciate the beauty of such everyday objects as Table Lamp Bibe.
Glass Table Lamp Bibe will perfectly complement interiors designed in the mid-century modern style. It will find its place anywhere where the artistic touch is desired. A great advantage of table lamps is their mobility, so you can try out the lamp in many different places – the living room, bedroom or in the entrance hall. The fairly large size of milky lampshade Bibe can easily replace a pendant ceiling lamp. The opal glass of the lampshade will softly diffuse light, and depending on the strength and colouring of the used lightbulb, create an atmospheric honeyed hue or delicate white glow to provide excellent daylight illumination. A table lamp is an object that can soften the image not only of home interiors. When designing an elegant office, hotel bedroom or lobby, try to imagine how much of a unique climate can be introduced by the lamp inspired by creations of such an exceptional woman as Eileen Gray!
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Table Lamp Bibe is not just a light fixture, but an object d’art which attracts the eye and fascinates with its feminine form. It cannot be simply ignored, and will be admired not just by the lovers of modernism.