Design by Karl Zahn, 2009.
Inspired by the simplicity of opening a book, the Phrena 2 Table Lamp/Pendant Light transforms from a flat fixture into a beautiful 3-D shade. Made from highly durable and washable white Tyvek®, the intricate accordian fold shade softly diffuses the light of a 60W lamp and adds a warm glow to any environment. Can be configured as a table lamp (with included stand) or as a pendant light.
An optional electrical cord & socket set can be included for use with a 60-watt lamp. This optional upgrade is offered with a Textile or Rubber Cord and is for plug in only.
Optional cord set is plug-in only.
Material(s): Tyvek, gold finished steel, textile, rubber
Bulbs: 1 X 60W max (not included)
F8456-WHTY0 F8456-WHTY0-F-8512-WHUL-0 F8456-WHTY0-F-8512-WHUL-1
Quality not as expected
By: Alice L., Homeowner (Jersey City, NJ)
It is hard to tell what material the shade is from photos on the website. The product shipped fairly fast, but when I see the material of this lamp, it doesn't look as expansive as it is on the web. The shade was made out of soft paper-like plastic and its leg is in shiny gold color. The package is very flat, not what you would expect when you receive a table lamp. Instruction for assembling the lamp is fairly clear, but since the shade is so thin, I was really worried that I would accidentally tear the shade if I assemble it wrong. Overall, I think this is a very cool design, just wish its material was better. Probably would look cooler from far.
This lamp is well designed and very artistic.
By: D.T., Homeowner (Pennsylvania)
Quick shipping and well packaging. The only problem I had was trying to snap the shade together. I was afraid it would tear the paper but apparently it is almost like bendable plastic. The second lamp was abreeze to assemble. They look great in the bedroom or any room.
I like it
By: Tai O., Architect (California)
I like it but faced some difficulty to set up
Fabulous and lightweight lamp
By: Bruce F., Renter (New York)
This is the perfect lamp for my apartment, not only is the packaging amazing because it ships completely flat in a thin box about an 1" thick. As a table lamp would be fabulous too as I originally intended it for and have to decided to hang it above a small cafe table instead. The only thing I am having a little difficulty with is the cord, as a table lamp there is no issue but figuring out where to run the cord when you use it as a pendant lamp is a bit tricky. I also added a dimmer switch which is always nice to any lamp but the organic shapes of this piece really make it even more beautiful when I dim it down. The price is also fantastic! I highly recommend this product.
Designer: Karl Zahn
Karl Zahn studied Industrial Design at the Rhode Island School of Design with an emphasis on manufacturing and fabrication. Studying in Denmark in 2002 supported his love of handcraft and his own style reflects a danish modern sensibility. His work deals with materiality and explores the practical and emotional relationship we have with products in this increasingly complicated world that is driven by technology and fraught with environmental guilt.View other products by Karl Zahn
Artecnica is a Los Angeles based design company that collaborates with the most established and emerging international designers to create inspiring decorative objects for the living environment. Committed to considering issues of environmental sustainability and responsible manufacturing, Artecnica products are often made with recycled materials and transported in easy-ship flat packages, thus reducing the company's carbon footprint.
Artecnica's Design with Conscience® program works with artisan communities in developing countries to produce unique handcrafted objects that reflect indigenous skills. This humanitarian approach supports shared work and profit across borders, cultures, races, and religions. For Artecnica, design is a catalyst for change, providing an opportunity to help transform the global landscape.View other products from Artecnica