Genesy by Zaha Hadid for Artemide

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Milan 09: here are the first images of Genesy, a floor light designed by architect Zaha Hadid for lighting brand Artemide.

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The lamp was launched at the Salone Internazionale del Mobile, which ends in Milan today.

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See all our stories from Milan 09 in our special category.

Here's some info from Artemide:

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"As in the organic development of trees, a sweeping canopy emerges through an extensive interconnected supporting network at the base.

The primary components of this organic analogy are transformed from abstract diagrams into Genesy's fluid design.

The lamps structure increases in complexity as it rises from the floor. Like a growing organism, the central support sprouts branches that adopt a greater radial geometry to enhance the dymanic tensional forces of the structure.

Natyure continues to inform the design as these branches frame voids, enhancing the contrast between positive and negative, convex and concave, tension and compression."

Floor lamp. Direct LED light and indirect light (halogen and flourescent) are manageable separately by two touch dimmers placed on the body lamp.

Material: injection-moulded foam polyurethane.

Colours: polished black or polished white.

Light emission: indirect and direct adjustable.

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  • db

    The problem with Zaha is that you never know if it’s a lamp, a concert hall or handbag.

  • kasorp

    This would definitely make a better handbag than a floor light…

  • http://www.winifredwikkeling.com/blog royal creme

    Oh Zaha. You can spin it anyway you like, but really you made a lamp to compliment one of your space ships.

  • slater

    WOW, there are way more Zaha posts on Dezeen than I imagined. maybe i just blocked them out, or mixed them together since the aesthetic is all EXACTLY alike….

  • David Klemmer

    I’m kind of scared of this thing… Looks like Alien…

  • kathleen

    loving it…
    …it would also be a great match together with this chaise here:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JuTedLnNZlQ

  • http://suckerpunchdaily.com/info.html Ultra man

    It’s beautiful and it is in direct continuation of Art-Nouveau.
    Have a look at Hector Guimard’s furniture, there’s an obvious link, same thing for Gaudi.
    It is quite nice to see that Zaha is actually amongst the architect that are re-injecting life into into form finding through analogy with nature. Renzo Piano did it, why not Zaha with her office.

    I wish she could work for Paris to design Metro entrances like Guimard did.

  • broken designer

    It´s proportions are very odd. It looks heavy probably will look heavier in a decorated space.
    Maybe it´s a good prop for star trek.

  • http://www.blog.lazerian.co.uk liam hopkins

    looks like a deadly snake.

  • sunshine design

    should be called “tsunami”

  • Pierre Sinsua

    super futuristic, typically zaha. one would think her style of continous or continous wavey lines would run dry someday but she just gets better and better with it. she should be rewarded for her contribution

  • Frank Hodges

    This lamp would look great iluminating the desk she designed as part of the Seoul Collection. The materials used in the desk and this lamp appear so similar, I wonder if she intended them to work together.

    Seoul Desk here:
    http://www.nyproject.com/Productions_Seoul_Collection.html