Studio Itai Bar-On's concrete lamps are patterned with grids

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Studio Itai Bar-On's concrete Grid lamps are patterned with wireframe lines

Israel-based Studio Itai Bar-On has created a set of concrete pendant lamps that are patterned with a grid of lines designed to look like a digital wireframe model (+ slideshow).

Grid by Itai Bar-On

The collection – named Grid – is influenced by the moment when flat lines are transformed into three-dimensional digital models in computer software.

Grid by Itai Bar-On

"My desire was to create a complex yet light look to the light," studio founder Itai Bar-On told Dezeen. "My decision about the number of lines in the grid was made according to my aesthetics."

Grid by Itai Bar-On

The conical lamps are handmade using a concrete casting process. The material is poured into a two-piece rubber mould, which forms both the shape and the linear marks on the exterior.

Grid by Itai Bar-On

After the casting process, the concrete has a "cold and smooth body, but the grid created by the lines makes an orderly roughness," according to Bar-On.

Due to the nature of concrete casting process, there can be minor differences between each lamp.

Grid by Itai Bar-On

The exterior is designed to represent the "classic, architecture-like shape and the fine exterior surface treatment", while the interior has a contrasting rough texture.

Grid by Itai Bar-On

Bar-On has had a "long-term relationship" with concrete since experimenting in his backyard as a child. "As a young designer I was looking for alternative ways to approach and apply concrete," he said. "Curiosity led me to seek innovation in technology, textures and more."

Grid by Itai Bar-On

The Grid lamps come in a uniform size, each weighing 1.5 kilograms. They can be hung from the ceiling as a central lighting fixture, or placed on a table or a shelf to provide additional illumination.

Grid by Itai Bar-On

In the current collection, the lamps are available in white and three shades of grey.

Studio Itai Bar-On has previously collaborated with Oded Webman to create a collection of conical lights from pigmented concrete.

Photography by Yael Engelhart.