The New Faces of the Kartell Bourgie lamp

Check out the new incarnations of the Kartell Bourgie lamp, by 14 of the Italian brand’s collaborators. This was done to commemorate Kartell’s 65 years in the business as well as the lamp’s 10th birthday. The Bourgie lamp is one of Kartell’s best selling pieces, and not surprisingly as it combines tradition and modernity, sleek lines and Baroque curves, all in one beautiful shimmering form. The collection first exhibited at the Maison & Objet in Paris, went on to the Kartell Museo in Milan, and will go on to the ICFF in New York, where Pharrell Williams and Jeremy Scott will add their designs to the total count. At the end of the year, the lamps will be auctioned off online for charity.

The Bourgie lamp designed by Ferruccio Laviani

Philippe Starck dressed his in fun and colourful bric a brac.

Eugeni Quitllet's version comes complete with 10 birthday candles (within the shade)

Front made the lamp "move".

Ludovica and Roberto Palomba re-created the profile of the lamp in wire as a tribute to the original pen sketch.

The lamp was completely transformed into a coat rack in the hands of Mario Bellini.

Using the most recognisable "fins" of the lamp, Patricia Urquiola created a pendant resembling a carousel.

Nendo turned the Bourgie's silhouette upside down and around and named it Eigroub, Bourgie spelt backwards.

Other designers who took part include Alberto Meda, Rodolfo Dordoni, Piero Lissoni, Christophe Pillet, Patrick Jouin and Tokujiin Yoshioka.

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