Dutch designer Edward Van Vliet explains the engineering challenges he faced when designing the all-glass Kaipo Too table lamp for Moooi in this video produced by Dezeen for the furniture brand.
Van Vliet, who runs Amsterdam-based Studio Edward Van Vliet, is the designer behind the Kaipo Too table lamp, which was launched by Moooi on 12 September 2019 in London.
Kaipo Too is a table lamp which features a base and shade made of Venetian mouth-blown glass, and comes in smokey grey and sepia-tinted versions.
Van Vliet is a contemporary of Moooi founder Marcel Wanders, who showed an interest in early designs for the lamp around the time of Moooi’s inception.
“When Moooi was established, Marcel Wanders was interested in my table lamp named Kaipo,” said Van Vliet. “After doing a lot of research for the right way to get it produced, we released the Kaipo Too.”
Designing a table lamp with a base and shade made entirely of fragile and heavy mouth-blown glass made for a difficult and lengthy development process.
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