Stitches Collection by Egbert-Jan Lam for LZF Lamps. The embroidered light

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Egbert-Jan Lam  of Netherlands-based Burojet Design Studio has designed and ‘embroidered’ a new family of lamps for LZF
 
Known as Stitches, veneer lengths are crafted in a traditional sewing fashion: by mar- king out a pattern and cutting it. Just as a dressmaker makes a dress or a tailor makes a suit, the Stitches pattern is repeated to produce an individual lamp—there are presently four lamps in the Stitches family. 
 
Where hemming is normally used as a garment  nishing technique (with the edge of a piece of cloth folded and sewn), the Stitches lamps each have a visible hemstitch. Light then shines through this hemstitching, cleverly simulating the embellished stitches found on cloth. 
 
The method employed in creating Stitches allows LZF to design and produce a varie- ty of lamp shapes, each with its own distinct pattern. In effect, it is a relatively simple way of making a large collection of lighting. 
 
Still, the challenge lies in crafting different Stitches models from wood veneer. A fragile material, LZF is pushing the limits of wood veneer by skilfully manipulating it in a traditional sewing-like manner. 
 
With its four original Stitches models—known as Mopti, Tombuctú, Djenné and BamakoLZF has created an aesthetic and innovative range of handmade wood lamps. Each lamp is named after a town or city in Mali, as their shapes allude to the adobe mosques found across the West African nation. Moreover, Mali has a long history as a producer of embroidery, something embodied in Stitches. 
 

Mopti, Djenné, Bamako and Tombuctú

Mopti

Tombuctú

Djenné

Bamako

Source: LZF Lamps 
 
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