Cordial lamp by Nicolò Barlera

Product news: ten metres of electrical cord are coiled around to form the shade of this pendant lamp by Italian designer Nicolò Barlera. the designer used just the cord, plug and bulb socket in an attempt to minimalise the amount of parts used. “I found an easy and effective way to use fewer components,” Barlera told Dezeen. Electricity runs through the entire length of the spiralled cord before the power reaches the bulb.The pendant shape was formed by winding the cord around a mould then doubling it back. Barlera collaborated with designer Lorenzo Antonioni on the initial design of the Cordial lamp, then developed the project with Swedish design firm Kanter & Karlsson.