Fondue lamp shaped like a cheese-melting pot by Luca Nichetto

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Fondue lamp shaped like a cheese-melting pot by Luca Nichetto

Fondue lamp shaped like a cheese-melting pot by Luca Nichetto

Stockholm 2014: Italian designer Luca Nichetto has produced a lamp based on a cheese fondue pot for Swedish firm David Design.

Fondue lamp shaped like a cheese-melting pot by Luca Nichetto

Luca Nichetto's Fondue lamp takes its inspiration from traditional European fondue cauldrons, which are kept above a heat source to slowly melt cheese. "The Fondue lamp is merging different traditions, the south European and the north European," said Nichetto.

Fondue lamp shaped like a cheese-melting pot by Luca Nichetto

The amber-coloured glass pendant is suspended to resemble the shape of the cauldrons. A metal element runs through the glass from top to bottom, kinked in the centre where it supports the horizontal bulb.

Fondue lamp shaped like a cheese-melting pot by Luca Nichetto

The power cable can be attached to either end of the frame so it can run from a source on the ceiling or the floor. "The output of the power cable, which is generally concealed or made less evident... becomes a feature of the lamp," the designer said.

Fondue lamp shaped like a cheese-melting pot by Luca Nichetto

David Design presented the lamp at Stockholm Furniture Fair and Northern Light Fair last week. Nichetto has also designed a lamp inspired by Darth Vader's mask for the brand.