Stephen Burks's New Handwoven Lamps for Dedon

The Others lighting collection by Stephen Burks. 

The dialogue on global diversity continues with the Others, Stephen Burks’s collection of outdoor lighting for Dedon. “We all came from someplace else once. There was a time that we were the other,” Burks says. “So I imagined a colorful community of dreamers.”

“We made them kind of a family, similarly woven but each unique.” - Stephen Burks

His vision materialized in a trio of lanterns made by handweaving proprietary synthetic fibers onto powder-coated aluminum frames—an artisanal approach in keeping with his embrace of Africa. Snapped on to the exterior, handmade acrylic “eyes” reinforce the anthropomorphism. Inside are LEDs powered by solar panels on top. Place a single lantern on an optional marble base, hang one from the ceiling, or stack multiples like a totem. Three color combinations available.  

Snapped on to the exterior, handmade acrylic “eyes” reinforce the anthropomorphism.


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