Caret table lamp by Matteo Fogale for &tradition

Caret table lamp by Matteo Fogale for &Tradition

Dezeen Showroom: Matteo Fogale has designed &Tradition's Caret portable table lamp, which is based on a traditional library lighting design.

The Caret lamp reimagines the green-shaded "bankers lamp" that sits in many public libraries and gives it a clean, contemporary form.

Caret table lamp by Matteo Fogale for &tradition
The Caret lamp is made of lacquered steel and comes in either dark burgundy or silk grey

Fogale designed it to suit environments that blur the line between work and home and named it after the proofreading mark used to indicate the additional insertion of text.

"I love the idea that this is exactly what this portable lamp is meant to do – to be added to your bookshelf in between your books or sat on a table in between people," Fogale said.

Caret table lamp by Matteo Fogale for &tradition
Its form is based on the classic "bankers lamp" often seen in libraries

Caret is made entirely from lacquered steel and comes in dark burgundy or grey silk.

Fogale describes the colours as elegant, and says they will endure the passing of time and trends while complementing both dark and light wood tones.

Available from the end of February, the Caret lamp is one of two products on Dezeen Showroom launched by &Tradition as part of its New for Spring launch. The second is the Margas lounge chair.

Product: Caret
Designer: Matteo Fogale
Brand: &Tradition
Contact: [email protected]

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