Design by Karl Zahn, 2009.
Inspired by the simplicity of opening a book, the Phrena Pendant Light transforms from a flat fixture into a beautiful 3-D shade. Made from highly durable and washable white Tyvek®, the intricate accordion fold shade softly diffuses the light of a 60W lamp and adds a warm glow to any environment. Can be configured for up-lighting or down-lighting distribution.
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, white coated steel, textile, rubber
Bulbs: 1 X 60W incandescent lamp (not included)
F8454-WHTY0 F-8515-WHUL-0 F-8515-WHUL-0
Poor quality, even worse customer service.
By: L.C., Homeowner (Cincinnati)
As a previous reviewer said, this product lacks greatly in the quality department. The item description lists it as highly durable and washable. Highly doubtful. Simply removing the shade (gently!) from its packaging caused crinkles. Actually snapping it together, even more wrinkles making it look less than sleek. The metal used to create the bulb cage is as soft as pencil graphite. I've encountered sturdier paper clips. The couple of adjustments necessary for assembly left the metal cage warped, the finish cracked and the welds barely hanging on. I contact customer service immediately for a return and was supplied with information inconsistent with what is on yliving's website. When I pointed out the discrepancies and asked for clarification, yliving stopped responding. The cord that comes with the shade is very nice, wrapped in fabric with a handy inline switch. If you want an over priced cord with a less than cheap shade and poor customer service, you've come to the right place.
Nice lamp, very white light!
By: Elizabeth K.
This lamp is as advertized. One thing to be aware of is that the light casts a VERY white light.
good design, poor quality
By: Nia, Homeowner (ann arbor mi)
I bought this lamp and I had some trouble fanning it out until I realized that one of the glue seams was missing and the next section was closed shut which made the lamp not open properly to close the snaps. I contacted customer service which were very professional and courteous and I received a replacement pendant a week later .One of the top snaps didn't close but you couldn't see it so I decided to keep the pendant. However after a few days of use one of the glue seams came undone and a lamp section opened up. I think this lamp has a great look but the production side is lacking. Also the lamp needs to hang high because at eye level you will see the bulb cage inside.
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