Raphael
Kadid

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Current
2020—2021

      Oblago

      Philae

      Espelma


Selected
2016—2020

      IO

      Plywood Bed
      Al Bookshelf
      BLX2
      Signal
      Orion
      Altitude

      Copper Shade

      Moon

      Blue Line

      Autumn

      Eclipse


Selected
2013—2016

      Brass Bookshelf
      Brass Table III
      Brass Table I
      Brass Lamp XI

      Brass Lamp X

      Brass Lamp IX

      Brass Lamp VIII

      Brass Lamp VI

      Brass Lamp V

      Brass Lamp III

      Brass Lamp II

      Brass Lamp I


About

Raphael Kadid is a Switzerland based French designer and architect, specialising in the creation and design of lamps; the designs of which teeter between experimental artefacts and contemporary objects, redefining and re-examining the boundaries of the lamps themselves as household items.


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Pentre Ifan, Wales — Hypervan, Syd Mead.
Oblago
2021.05

Aluminum, E14 Led

Edition of 20
[order]

Oblago is a table lamp made of five massive aluminum elements. The lamp is inspired by primitive architecture and neo-futurist concept art. Its design is the result of a research on ellipsoid geometries, shapes nearly impossible to achieve by hand, but where contemporary machining techniques have no difficulties. The columns are made by turning, whereas the body of the lamp is made by the carving of a single block of aluminum to its limits – at the tangent between inner and outer shell, only 1 mm wall thickness remains. To provide stability, the four massive columns are expanding their geometries outside the body's perimeter, allowing a wider ground contact. The arrangement of the columns and the lamp's proportions are purposely ambiguous. While the ratio between columns and body relates to the timeless architecture of the dolmens, their position refers to the figure of a trotting horse, bringing motion in the composition, and a certain sense of animality. The name Oblago is a homage to the american industrial designer Syd Mead, and his book Oblagon, published in 1996.

On display at Raphael Kadid Objects
—Metzerstrasse 50

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