Concrete shades: Nomadic lamps by EK Design

EK Design launched the Nomadic lamps. Designed by Katharina Eisenkoeck, the lamps are inspired by early 20th century travel items such as leather flasks, suitcases and armory. Designed as a family of three, the portable Nomadic lamps have concrete shades and structured handles made from boiled leather.

The lamps’ angled leather handles are made using “Cuir Bouilli,” an ancient method of boiling and shaping leather. As the leather is used over time, it will develop its own unique character, becoming more personal to the user.

Made from cast concrete, the three lamps are cordless and can be recharged via an induction charging system built in to an accompanying shelf. The light itself can be switched on and off through a touch sensor. The charging system and the light source were developed in collaboration with the Austrian LED research company Lumitech.

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