Object: Table Lamp, 2014, Unique Edition
Description: Kartell Bourgie lamp, Ash & Walnut wood, Marble, Insulation foam | Dimensions: 41.5 x 41.5 x 72.5cm
For Downtown Design fair 2014 S*uce, a leading concept store, collaborated with design brand Kartell and 10 designers from the Middle East.
This was the Middle East edition of Kartell’s international initiative to celebrate the 10th anniversary of its iconic Bourgie lamp by inviting internationally renowned designers to reinterpret the lamp.
For Downtown Design fair 2014, the 10 designers from the region, including Khalid Shafar, lent their own interpretations to the design piece.
Khalid focused on the ‘celebration’ aspect of the lamp’s anniversary and used a cake, a traditional birthday & anniversary icon, as the theme for his re-imagination. Khalid redesigned the lamp as a Marble Cake where the lamp provides the surprise factor hidden inside the cake – a combination of cake and surprise gift. Marble Cake is a new table lamp and candleholder where the celebration continues day and night.