Christian Lo and David Ryan elevate lighting into an art form. Whether it be the kinetic Phase Chandelier’s resemblance to an Alexander Calder mobile or the Highwire Chandelier’s genius balancing system and yo-yo shape, the duo behind Toronto-based studio Anony imbue their designs with drama and whimsy. Their latest release, the Wisp Suspension lamp, is no exception.
On first glance the lamp shade appears to be hovering in the air of its own accord, aligned with its steel base by an invisible force or perhaps some type of sorcery. Look closer and a faint air craft cable appears, running vertically up to 20 feet and connecting to a ceiling mount—the trick behind the aluminum shade’s optical illusion.