IFDA2011: Bronze Leaf [ Giacomo+Giacomo-Cha lamps ]

International Furniture Design Competition

Bronze Leaf

  • The combination of high-tech LED with low-tech solid wood is particularly interesting. (Kawakami)
  • The interesting structure of the LED light embedded in a thin strip of solid board makes this a very fresh design. (Fukasawa)
  • It is both simple and functional. Although there are some points that need to be improved for commercialization, this work provides a hint to a new direction for production areas such as Asahikawa, as Iím sure the combination of natural materials with electronics will become more and more common in the future. (Yoon)
Entry Abstracts

Concept: Minimalism, Simplicity and sustainability.

Light structure - made of maple wooden beams containing a light strip. Suitable for walls, floors and tables.

The construction of both the legs and handles utilizes the elasticity of the wood. The lighting handle rotation axis (360 deg.) is made possible by an adjustable friction screw (including slip ring for the electricity transition). When folded and packed to its minimum size, Giacomo looks as thin as a line. Tools are not needed for assembly.

Chanan de Lange
Chanan de Lange
1985 Graduated from the Industrial Design Department, Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, Jerusalem. (Cum Laude)
1992 - 1995 Head of the Department of Industrial Design, Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, Jerusalem.
2010 - Professor of Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, Jerusalem.

Since 1986, head of Studio de Lange Ltd. ( www.delangedesign.com )
Chanan examines the relations between objects and human situations by creating different environments, mise-en-scene and installations using objects he designs. His works are presented at exhibitions in museums and galleries around the world. They are also held in collections by museums, galleries and collectors.