Medusa, Chinita and Bellota wicker
lamps by Claesson Koivisto Rune

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London Design Festival 2013: Swedish studio Claesson Koivisto Rune launches a collection of wicker lighting at designjunction this week.

Made in Mimbre by Claesson Koivisto Rune

Claesson Koivisto Rune designed the wicker lamp shades for Chilean brand Made in Mimbre by The Andes House.

Named Medusa, Chinita and Bellota, the three designs are meant to resemble jellyfish, ladybirds and acorns.

Made in Mimbre by Claesson Koivisto Rune

The small and large jellyfish lamps feature woven shades with long wicker tentacles left dangling below to disguise three thin metal legs.

Made in Mimbre by Claesson Koivisto Rune

The designers also created small, medium and large rounded floor lamps with four legs teased out from the corners of each one, which they liken to ladybirds.

Made in Mimbre by Claesson Koivisto Rune

The third product in the range is an acorn-shaped pendant, which is available in three sizes.

Made in Mimbre by Claesson Koivisto Rune

The wicker lamps will be presented at design show designjunction at The Sorting Office, 21-31 New Oxford Street, WC1A 1BA until 22 September as part of London Design Festival.

Made in Mimbre by Claesson Koivisto Rune

Other projects by Claesson Koivisto Rune featured on Dezeen include a stove for the developing world that uses two-thirds less wood than a traditional cooking fire.

Made in Mimbre by Claesson Koivisto Rune

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Made in Mimbre by Claesson Koivisto Rune

Photographs are courtesy of the designers.

Here's some more information from Claesson Koivisto Rune:


We are impressed by the achievements of the young team at Made in Mimbre. They have succeeded in creating and manufacturing their beautiful lighting collection locally. Not only that, their whole ethos of employing local artisans to create contemporary objects in a professional context and in so doing preserve their wicker weaving techniques makes us profoundly happy to be a part of.

Not only do we see great potential and intrinsic value in the handicraft of their products, the quality of the light from within their lamps is fantastically warm and atmospheric. Collaborating with Made in Mimbre on our first collection has been a pleasure and a joy!

In honour of the origins of the manufacturer we have chosen to give the lamp designs Spanish names: Medusa, Chinita and Bellota.

The Medusa lamps, with their oval-shaped lampshades, appear to balance on numerous thin, spindly supports. Rather than trimming the excess lengths of wicker, as is usually done, we have kept them and hidden three, thin metal legs amongst them. The resulting designs reminded us of jellyfish, floating, with their many trailing tendrils.

Almost as if they have been nipped and then pulled, four 'feet' appear to have been stretched from the bottom edge of the Chinita lamps. We think that the gesture results in a series of lamps with a cute, creature-like character. Like small, friendly bugs. Like ladybird bugs, for example.

The Bellota suspension lamps are two, similar forms combined to make a whole. Yet there is a clear division between the two. In keeping with the nature theme, the inspiration for the BELLOTA design is derived from the distinctive form of the acorn, where one form can be seen to partially 'cover' the other.