Maison et Objet 2014: Kartell’s Bourgie Lamp Turns 10
Furniture & Lighting
The Maison et Objet design fair kicked off in Paris last week, and Kartell unveiled something new for the occasion. In celebration of the 10th birthday of the Italian brand’s wild (and wildly successful) Bourgie Lamp, Kartell invited its team of 14 designers to reinterpret the lamp, a fanciful design by Ferruccio Laviani. It helps, of course, that Kartell’s roster of designers includes names with undeniable star power: Philippe Starck, Piero Lissoni, Patricia Urquiola, and the singer Lenny Kravitz. Being exhibited during Maison et Objet at Kartell’s flagship store in Paris, the 14 new Bourgies span a range from completely deconstructed (Urquiola) to head-scratching (Starck). Here, the original Bourgie, above, and a half dozen pretenders.