X Y and Z by Daniel Lorch

DMY Berlin 09: Berlin designer Daniel Lorch has created a collection of metal lamps with shades formed from cylinders pinched together at one end.

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The shades are attached to bent, tubular stands by a rotating, magnetic joint.

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Called X Y and Z, the series has a green, hammered-metal finish.

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The series was presented at DMY Allstars in Berlin earlier this month.

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The following information is from Lorch:

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X Y and Z

All began with a very flexible magnetic joint, which I accidentally found at a small producer for magnets.

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The form of the lamps is influenced by a text about the minimal art artist John McCracken. His artistic matter is among other things about the effect of consciously breaking with the proportions of the gold section.

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The crush of the lampshade and the transfer of this principle to all joints, is something which first evolved in the workshop. The finishing in a green hammered-metal look – how we know it from many objects in the workshop – is a homage to the tools and machines, which took part in building the lamps.