Quentin de Coster's Lasso light
is shaped like a torch

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LASSO designed by Quentin de Coster for Cinna

Belgian designer Quentin de Coster has created a lamp for French brand Ligne Roset that looks like a flashlight suspended from the ceiling.

LASSO designed by Quentin de Coster for Cinna

Created for Ligne Roset's Cinna division, Quentin de Coster's Lasso lamp resembles a torch attached at its handle end to the electrical cabling that suspends it from the ceiling.



"I tried to give shape to the idea in the most minimal way possible and it was only afterwards that I realised it looked a bit like a torch," De Coster told Dezeen. "But it is fun, and I like to refer to archetypes in my work."

LASSO designed by Quentin de Coster for Cinna

A second length of cabling attached towards the bulb connects to the first cable via a small sliding device, which can be moved up and down to change the angle of the light .

LASSO designed by Quentin de Coster for Cinna

This adjustable noose is similar to those used by cowboys to catch cattle, giving the lamp its name.

LASSO designed by Quentin de Coster for Cinna

"I wanted to create a poetic light that invites users to interact with it," said De Coster. "I thought about the cable and thought that it is crazy that it is used just to bring the energy, so I decided to give it another function."

LASSO designed by Quentin de Coster for Cinna

The lights are made of a powder-coated steel tube, cut using computer numerically controlled (CNC) technology.

LASSO designed by Quentin de Coster for Cinna

The black electric cable can measure up to 4.8 metres long and attaches to the ceiling via a powder-coated steel ceiling rose in the same colour.

LASSO designed by Quentin de Coster for Cinna

This fixture can either be circular for a single light or linear to hold one at each end.

LASSO designed by Quentin de Coster for Cinna

"I try to transform daily common gestures and needs into desirable moments of existence," De Coster said. "My products are made of new, authentic, playful things that help us to furnish our life with meaningful details."

LASSO designed by Quentin de Coster for Cinna

  • Elliot Morgan

    Like: the analog interaction of the noose to change angle of light.

    Dislike: you know what the noose is also similar to? Especially given it’s context of hanging from a ceiling…

  • FBot

    Economical, functional and poetic. Congrats.

  • SD

    There is a sadist quality in the design. Reminds me of Castiglioni’s Parentesi light.

  • MAMG

    What disturbs me about this article is that modelling a light in the shape of another form of a light is news worthy