Raphael
Kadid

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Current
2020 – 2022
             Apollo
             Oblago
             Philae
             Espelma

Selected
2016 2021
             Cheverny
             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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Syd Mead, Singercar, 1964
Oblago
2021.05

Aluminum, E14 Led only

Black Anodized
Edition of 20
[order]

Objects With Narratives X Collectible Brussels
Silver Polished
Edition of 10
[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 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 is free and 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.

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