Mori pendant lamps by Rich Brilliant Willing
encase light in a cocoon

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Webbed fabric is stretched over crossed wire hoops to form these cocoon-like pendant lamps by New York studio Rich Brilliant Willing.

Mori pendant lamps by Rich Brilliant Willing

The collection of Mori lamps by Rich Brilliant Willing is named after a type of moth that emerges from the chrysalides of transformed silkworms.

Mori pendant lamps by Rich Brilliant Willing

"Bombyx Mori, a silkmoth and metamorphosed relative of the silkworm, is the fixture's namesake and is incredibly fitting, considering this LED pendant's glowing cocoon-like effect," said the studio.

Mori pendant lamps by Rich Brilliant Willing

To create the translucent pendants, a skin of webbed material was stretched over the thin steel hoops to form a tensile cover.

Mori pendant lamps by Rich Brilliant Willing

A layer of white matte lacquer was then sprayed over the material to coat and seal the threads, resulting in a durable shades.

Mori pendant lamps by Rich Brilliant Willing

When the LED bulb inside is illuminated, a soft glow permeates through the membrane and the metal frame becomes more visible.

Mori pendant lamps by Rich Brilliant Willing

Four rounded shapes with variations in height and width form the collection, which was launched during New York design week last month.

Mori pendant lamps by Rich Brilliant Willing

The designs can be installed as individual elements or a cluster featuring combinations of the different sizes.

Mori pendant lamps by Rich Brilliant Willing

We've also featured another lighting collection shown during New York design week, which includes brass designs that imitate the shapes of unfurling plants and musical instruments by Roll & Hill.

See our coverage of New York design week 2014 »

  • Suzanne

    Love the form and light quality!