Lightly introduces homeware collection with marionette-like lamps

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Lightly introduces homeware collection with brass stationery and marionette-like lamps

Melbourne studio Lightly has released a homeware range featuring spindly floor lamps shaped to resemble Pinocchio and ceramics in a range of earthy hues (+ slideshow).

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The Cinnamon collection expands the studio's range of handmade brass pieces with vintage-style office stationery – including scissors, bulldog clips and a card-holder – as well as tableware like small bowls and trays.

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Highlights from the collection include the Pinocchio lamp, which has been in development since 2010. The light recreates the outline of a puppet's stick arms and legs with its spindly branches and stem, while its cone-shaped lamp makes reference to the character's "distinct nose".

Brass features in accents added to the collection's side tables, which rest on a trio of slender legs, and in the supporting stems of the Zenith table lamp.

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Its circular base is made from a loop of brass, while its domed shade is designed to evoke the "arc of the moon's journey throughout the night".

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"Past seasons have been more focused on materials," said Lightly director Cindy-Lee Davies, who founded the company 11 years ago. "This season was really about colour and the necessary practicality of mid-century Australian makers, which are grounded in functionality."

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"Design by definition is considered; however, this is emboldened by a desire to highlight the beauty in simple utilitarianism and to design as a personal expression for the senses."

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Davies' travels in India informed a range of terracotta ceramics, including planters, vases and bowls. Created in contrasting warm, earthy colours, they are intended to reference the scents and tones of traditional spices.

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Other collections of earthy, minimal homeware to launch this year have come from the likes of Danish brand Menu and Japanese brand Muji.