“Light Filtered by Fabric”: Ethereal, Eco-Minded Lights by a Small Workshop in Spain
Spotted via Instagram: handmade cloth lamps by Chamusquina in Spain. The project of interior designer Catalina Alós, Chamusquina started as a collaboration between friends in Barcelona in the 1990s and continues on that way. “In our small workshop we design and make our pieces with simple materials: iron frames, linen fabrics, cotton, ribbons, ropes,” according to the site. “All our lamps are handmade, cut, sewn, and assembled with great enthusiasm. We attach great importance to the warmth of the light filtered by the fabric.”
Take a look at a few of the simple but ethereal, poetic designs—now coveted by all of us.
Photography via Chamusquina.
“From the beginning the designs were very minimalist,” according to the Chamusquina site. “Our purpose was to achieve light quality by making the lamp disappear as an object. The iron structures were very fine and the screens very simple. Later we removed the structure and we were left with the simple screen that hung from a steel cable.”