Toy-Inspired Lamp Design with a Devilish Twist

The Diabolo Lamp collection from Studio Rowa, a Japanese company of Light designers Hiroki Hakamada, was inspired by the Devil, an ancient oriental juggling device. This impressive toy rotates, whirls, is thrown into the air and caught again with a rope attached to the tips of two sticks. The lamps take their name and inspiration from this device and consist of two “shells” combined in an hourglass shape and supported by a belt.

Similar to the Devil, the Diabolo Lamp is constructed of materials such as brass for the diffuser and artificial leather for the belt. Each element of this lamp collection is carefully and exclusively made and assembled by hand. The flying part of the diabolo lamp consists of two concave elements connected to each other, created using similar motions as the juggling device. These lamps are a beautiful fusion of art and design, inspired by an ancient skillful activity.

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