Ákob Leather Lamp / more than a covering material
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Leather as material has been used in various fields to sustain our necessity such as clothing, utensil, vehicle, and so on. In today’s global eco… Read More
Leather as material has been used in various fields to sustain our necessity such as clothing, utensil, vehicle, and so on. In today’s global economic, leather decorative value is highly appreciated by its unique appearance. This value of leather with application shapes leather as a covering material that compromise luxurious value to the object. Despite its high decorative value, if leather was used for armory before, can we explore leather’s potential abilities to open people’s perspective on this material? A perspective that look leather more than covering material. Ákob leather lamp fuses the understanding of Indonesian's basket craft and boiled leather method. Placed on a table, the stand continues as a junction to weave the shade forming a square and circle ends basket-like. The basket-like shape that commonly found in South East Asia basketry is consistently woven by a slot-joint that tighten the interlocking in the boiling process. The stand and shade stand still through boiling process while its exceeding strips (from weaving) remains expressing leather's soft gesture like tying bamboo's strips as the light holder, and a bending curve for a handle. *Award winning for the second best conceptual product of IAI Asia Pacific Biennial Awards 2012/ 2013 *Commissioned to Air Division flagship store, Singapore Featured by Chris Lefteri material at 100% design, Singapore 2013 Featured in The Cube, Singapore magazine # Feb 2013 Featured at Dwell magazine Singapore #Nov 2012 Featured at designboom.com #Sept 2012 Read Less
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Akob in ambient mood
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Ákob leather lamp

Leather as material has been used in various fields to sustain our necessity such as clothing, utensil, vehicle, and so forth. In today’s global economic, leather decorative value is highly appreciated by its unique appearance. This value of leather with application shapes leather as a covering material that compromise luxurious value to the object. Despite its high decorative value, if leather was used for armory before, can we explore leather’s potential abilities to intrigue our perspective on this material? A perspective that look leather more than covering material.

Ákob leather lamp fuses the understanding of Indonesian's basket craft and boiled leather method. Placed on a table, the stand continues as a junction to weave the shade forming a square and circle ends basket-like. The basket-like shape that commonly found in South East Asia basketry is consistently woven by a slot-joint that tighten the interlocking in the boiling process. The stand and shade stand still through boiling process while its exceeding strips (from weaving) remains expressing leather's soft gesture like tying bamboo's strips as the light holder, and a bending curve for a handle.
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Akob in day light look