Sofa Lamp by CuldeSac and Héctor Serrano



Milan 08: Sofa Lamp is a lampshade with quilted upholstery inspired by a Chesterfield sofa.


Designed by Spanish designers CuldeSac and Héctor Serrano for Dutch furniture brand Moooi, it will be launched in Milan during the furniture fair later this month.


Here's some text from the designers:


By taking the traditional furniture design of the Chester sofa out of context and giving it a hint of humor we achieve a fresh vision turning the Sofa Lamp into what could become a great classic of the lighting industry.


From the social perspective the Chester transmits luxury, a feeling of warmth, and with its unique and recognizable aesthetic it is often placed at the central point of social interaction in a living room.


With the Sofa Lamp the essence of the Chester is maintained and adapted to lighting creating a lamp that through its design and connotation transmits all the social values of this emblematic piece of furniture in addition to the natural attraction of the light effect itself.



The relationship between CuldeSac™ and Héctor Serrano began at the Royal College of Art in London when the founding members of CuldeSac™ (Alberto Martinez & Pepe Garcia) were academic peers. From then a close personal and professional relationship was established and has grown into a mix of inspiring collaborations and even having Héctor as the godfather of Alberto’s daughter Anna.

Due to the many commitments of both studios, CuldeSac™ and Hector Serrano, collaborate much less than they would like to. Their last joint project was La Siesta for La Mediterranea in 2002. La Siesta is considered an emblematic creation representing an ideal balance between the traditional and contemporary in both design and concept. Currently the Siesta is being exhibited in many museums throughout the world.

With this new collaboration both teams are thrilled to have the opportunity to work together and for a company such as Moooi. They will be the first Spanish design studios to collaborate with Moooi.

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  • Andrew S.

    Well done, but this strikes me as a little pompous:

    “we achieve a fresh vision turning the Sofa Lamp into what could become a great classic of the lighting industry.”

  • I like this example of their work. I wonder what kind of light they are actually using? Halogen? Or a more green LED?


  • K. Rimane

    very beautiful.

  • bartholomeus

    uhm..a light inspired by the classic chesterfield couch,.. sound familiar:
    check these guys:

  • bald skull

    ^^ similar concept, but i think the Sofa Lamp pulls it off better.

    it’s dope.

  • Zenza

    Amazing work

  • yung

    I am thinking about making a “Herzog & De Meuron’s Allianze Center” light!

  • leandro locsin

    good stuff! now we can place pendants really low without worrying if it hits our head.

    if this uses herzog’s etfe idea at allianz, this will win awards!

  • Stacey

    It reminds me of a classic 2.55 Chanel handbag (in a really good way)

  • F

    yes , inspired by the 2.55 .

    but awful .

  • zuy

    fashion is every where in furniture design now , soon fashion will conduct furniture design and now lighting design ….

  • james

    your an idiot, zuy.

  • zuy

    cul de sac is a french expression fora spanish collective = dead end in english or ….bottom of classic 2.55 Chanel handbag. Do you think design is in a dead end or not ? Do you think design is dead as Starck said?
    Clothes accessories inspired lot of designers : Jake phillips’ hat pendant light cul de sac bag’s pendant light ?glasses’ pendant light? aso …