Nendo, Starck and more reinterpret
Kartell's Bourgie lamp

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Designers including Philippe Starck, Patricia Urquiola and Nendo have reinterpreted the Bourgie table lamp produced by Italian plastic brand Kartell to mark the design's tenth anniversary.

Designers reinterpret Kartell's Bourgie lamp
This image: Christophe Pillet. Main image: Nendo

Kartell invited fourteen designers to put their own spin on the plastic Bourgie lamp, originally designed by Italian designer Ferruccio Laviani in 1994.

Designers reinterpret Kartell's Bourgie lamp
Piero Lissoni

He first created the lamp as a transparent polycarbonate copy of the one that sat on his desk, which had a traditional antique candelabra stand and fabric shade.

Designers reinterpret Kartell's Bourgie lamp
Front

Ten years on, the group of designers have altered the shape, materials and function of the piece while keeping the essence of Laviani's original.

Designers reinterpret Kartell's Bourgie lamp
Philippe Starck

"I have always supported and promoted the 'remix' concept, to explain that what I create is something that already exists but becomes something else through my revision of reality, my re-interpretation of things," said Laviani.

Designers reinterpret Kartell's Bourgie lamp
Patrick Jouin

Nendo turned the Bourgie lamp upside-down and used the inverse of its shape to create the silhouette for a cylindrical design.

Designers reinterpret Kartell's Bourgie lamp
Ludovica+Roberto Palomba

A wireframe version with a CMYK LED lightsource was designed by Ludovica+Roberto Palomba.

Designers reinterpret Kartell's Bourgie lamp
Mario Bellini

Mario Bellini used two shades and three stems to turn it into a coat stand, while Patricia Urquiola took an element from the stand to form branches of a chandelier.

Designers reinterpret Kartell's Bourgie lamp
Alberto Meda

Philippe Starck wrapped the stand in bracelets and charms, Piero Lissoni created the lamp in paper and Christophe Pillet covered it in grey felt.

Designers reinterpret Kartell's Bourgie lamp
Rodolfo Dordoni

Other designers that participated included Tokujin YoshiokaRodolfo DordoniEugeni QuitlletAlberto MedaPatrick Jouin and Front.

Designers reinterpret Kartell's Bourgie lamp
Patricia Urquiola

The designs were showcased at Kartell's flagship showroom in Paris to coincide with the Maison & Objet trade fair last month.

Designers reinterpret Kartell's Bourgie lamp
Tokujin Yoshioka

They will also be exhibited during the Salone Internazionale del Mobile in Milan and ICFF in New York later this year.

Designers reinterpret Kartell's Bourgie lamp
Eugeni Quitllet
  • Lampdusa

    Besides Stark (the dollar sign was dispensable) and Meda the outcome is pretty terrible.