Kimono maintains Robert Foster’s experimental and fresh approach to design and was inspired by a one-off sculptural light that he made in 2002. Kimono works with the playful nature of folding a simple shape in half and utilises the two coloured surfaces to enhance the flipped character of the final form. There is a Japanese aesthetic to the shade, hence the name Kimono. The anodised inside surface has been hand finished to produce a an unique pattern, that references the texture found on handmade Japanese fabrics and rice paper.
The Light from the globe illuminates directly below the shade, and to the sides the reflective anodised internal colours (red, gold and silver) enhance the form and juxtaposition between the black curved surfaces.
510mm l x 470mm w x 110mm h (Large)
250mm l x 240mm w x 80mm h (Small)
Materials: textured black powder coating outside and choice of silver, gold or red anodising inside, compact fluorescent globe.
Designed and made in Australia.
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F!NK + Co. was founded in 1993 to manufacture beautifully-designed and innovative household objects, and developed as an off-shoot from Robert Foster’s internationally-renowned work as an Artist and Silversmith. F!NK has also become a production house for an increasing pool of young designers, and is a name synonymous with spirited and distinctive Australian design. Renowned for its iconic ‘Water Jug’, F!NK + Co. has grown its brand over the past twenty years to include over 30 products. Having ventured into the realm of lighting from time to time, F!NK now proudly offers a distinctive and clever range of commercial and domestic lighting.
We started designing and making our first lights in 1999, however this comprehensive new range is evidence of our determination and commitment to pioneer inspiring products that challenge the narrative of overseas design. We strive to create bold, innovative work that has that distinctive style of simplicity, elegance and ease of use. We have continued our signature use of bold colour and refined the style of our forms, so they fit and enhance many genres of architecture. Designed for both commercial and domestic settings, this stunning range includes a number of pendant lights, a modern day chandelier, table lights, a standing light and sculptural wall lighting. Each design radiates its own persona, reflecting the strength of F!NK’s distinctive design.
Whilst embracing and reinventing the urban and utilitarian, F!NK is shamelessly unafraid of running with quirkiness and frivolity to capture the heart and imagination. As part of our stance on sustainability and environmental responsibility, all of our products are made in Australia. We have developed many of these new designs specifically for the commercial market and believe that the price range and style of our products will enliven and value-add to many public and private environs.
F!NK prides itself on the promise of modern design excellence, uniting the utmost respect for the design ethic, the quality craftsmanship of yesterday’s artisans, the innovation of modern manufacturing techniques and the wit and rigor of designer-founder Robert Foster.