The Norma Suspension Lamp was created by Borek Sipek for Driade.
Driade was launched in Italy in 1968 by Enrico Astori, Antonia Astori and Adelaide Acerbi. It collaborates with talented designers to deliver furniture and lighting that combine form and function to become collectors' pieces. After studying furniture design and architecture, Borek Sipek went on to open his own studio in Amsterdam. His work is widely exhibited and he has won the prestigious Prins Bernard Fons Prize for Architecture and the Applied Arts.
With the Norma Suspension Lamp, Borek Sipek has brought the outdoors into an interior setting, creating a functional design that is definitely a work of art. The thin wires supporting the lamp create the illusion that it is suspended in space while layers of gold leaves and glass butterflies appear to move gently in the breeze, lending the lamp a shimmering elegance. By using brass, aluminium and traditionally hand-blown glass for the lamp, Sipek has produced a lightweight design while the diffusion of light through the leaves gives a warm and relaxing glow. The Norma Suspension Lamp has a diameter of 60cm and an overall height of 150cm. It requires a fluorescent 23w bulb.