Go into enough New York apartments inhabited by creatives and you’ll likely recognize a strange, shared habit: that of propping up framed artworks against the wall along the floor, forming a small community of objects waiting to be hung. Due to the occupant’s lack of space, indecision, or utter laziness, this orientation often becomes the final resting place for a piece, and that’s okay—I like the informal mood it creates. The Dolmen lamp, designed by Ferruccio Laviani for Foscarini, was likewise made to lean against a wall, and has a similarly casual spirit. LEDs reflect diffused light onto the space behind it, illuminating its surroundings from a dignified, reclined aluminum frame.
This Sophisticated Floor Lamp Couldn’t Care Less About Standing Up Straight
Foscarini’s Dolmen floor lamp isn’t ashamed of reclining in public.BY TIFFANY JOW June 15, 2018
(Photos: Courtesy Foscarini)