Maison&Objet 2014: 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.
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.
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.
"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.
Nendo turned the Bourgie lamp upside-down and used the inverse of its shape to create the silhouette for a cylindrical design.
A wireframe version with a CMYK LED lightsource was designed by Ludovica+Roberto Palomba.
The designs were showcased at Kartell's flagship showroom in Paris to coincide with the Maison & Objet trade fair last month.
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