26 Apr Friday Files by: BOYAC – Lampadaire Miss Bubble XL Lamp
This Friday we are profiling the Lampadaire Miss Bubble XL lamp by French metallic textile company Le Labo Design. Le Labo are a French company who specialise in the hand making and design of lighting and metallic textiles ie. chainmail. Since 2006 Le Labo has been designing and manufacturing their products in Paris. From the creative vision of Hervé LANGLAIS, comes the Miss Bubble XL floor lamp which fuses the two facets of the company in one extraordinary piece.
The use of metallic textiles like chainmail have been historically used for gloves and aprons used by butchers and upholsterers as a method of protection against cutting themselves. Before that it was used in medieval combat as flexible armour. More recently, in the 1960’s, designers like Paco Rabanne and Andre Courreges experimented with materials such as plastic and metals during the futuristic clothing trend. These garments and use of materials in an unexpected way were one of the inspirations for Herve Langlais when developing the Le Labo as an interior product brand with a difference. Paco Rabanne has since become involved in the design of some of the product developing an exclusive line for Le Labo.
The Miss Bubble XL floor lamp is manufactured just like any other Le Labo metallic textile, using a special machine developed exclusive by Le Labo which has the ability to produce beautifully crafted metallic textiles with no sharp edges. The design of this lamp has a distinctly industrial look indicative of the Le Labo range. It is available in white, black, bronze, silver, gold and is viewable in the Melbourne BOYAC showroom.