Hiroki Hakamada, the Japanese company’s Light designers, took inspiration from a traditional juggling device called the Devil for their ceiling lamp collection. The ancient oriental toy rotates, whirls and is thrown into the air before being caught again with a rope attached to the tips of two sticks. This device served as the inspiration for this collection of lamps, which are named after it.
The Diabolo Lamp consists of two “shells” that are combined in an hourglass shape and supported by a belt made of brass and artificial leather. Each element of this lamp collection is carefully crafted and assembled by hand to create a beautiful fusion of art and design, inspired by an ancient skillful activity.
The flying part of the diabolo lamp consists of two concave elements connected to each other, created using similar motions as the juggling device. These lamps are not only visually stunning but also serve as a reminder of the beauty and skill that comes with mastering an ancient art form.