Studio Vit's Cone lights have shades shaped like party hats

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Studio Vit's Cone lights are shaped like party hats

North London-based Studio Vit has created a collection of lights that combine spherical bulbs with conical shades and stands that resemble archetypal party hats.

Cone lights at Etage Projects by Studio Vit

Handmade in London, the Cone lighting range by Studio Vit comprises pendant, wall and floor lights available in various sizes with mirror-polished or white powder-coated spun-aluminium conical shades.

Each of the lamps is lit by a replaceable LED housed within the neck of a hand-blown glass bulb.

Cone lights at Etage Projects by Studio Vit

The pendant version features a spherical bulb that sits inside the cone so that just its lower half is visible.

For the table edition, the transparent sphere sits on top of the cone's pinnacle while the tapered volume forms the base.

Cone lights at Etage Projects by Studio Vit

"Cone lights is a collection about opposites," said Studio Vit founders Helena Jonasson and Veronica Dagnert. "It consists of two elementary forms, the cone and the sphere, that are combined in different ways."

Cone lights at Etage Projects by Studio Vit

The materials were chosen to emphasise the contrasting forms. The resulting shape in the table version is similar to a conical party hat with an oversized pom pom.

Cone lights at Etage Projects by Studio Vit

"Our work always has its starting point in looking at essential and geometrical shapes," the designers told Dezeen. "The cone and sphere is an interesting combination as the forms are contrasting because of their angular versus round shape."

Cone lights at Etage Projects by Studio Vit

The Cone collection is on display at Copenhagen art and design gallery Etage Projects until 24 April.

Studio Vit's minimal lighting designs also include glass lamps with marble cuffs and small ceramic pendants that bounce off large steel bowls.

Cone lights at Etage Projects by Studio Vit

Earlier this month, Claesson Koivisto Rune debuted a set of giant cone-shaped lamps in Stockholm, while last year Federica Bubani designed a ceramic lamp comprising a cone-shaped shade that fits inside a larger base.