As part of the London Design Festival, CONTEMPORIST visited the Tent London design event, where Hungarian designer Laszlo Tompa exhibited his latest work, including the Flower Lamps,
Cube Illusion, and Spiral Box.
Descriptions from Laszlo Tompa
After finishing my former work “cube illusion” I decided to design hanging lamps. Similarly to the box these lamps consist of wood turned elements. The basic lamp is a hexagonal and pentagonal pyramids that is covered with different no space matching geometric ornaments. The lamp is not transparent, it’s lighting locally, downward. Material: solid cherry wood
The box is a simple cube, with a surface covered with no space matching geometric ornaments produced by woodturning. So beside the storage function there is originated a new, unusual, powerful abstract sculpture-looking furniture. At a first glance it’s not visible that the furniture hides a relatively large storage place inside due to the optical illusion of the ornaments. Material: solid cherry wood
This is an unusual shaped box, in that we can store small objects. The storage function is provided by one drawer with compartments running along on itself the spiral body. The essence of the box is lies in the playfulness. At the first glance there is no chance that the box would have a drawer, but when we draw it we catch up it’s function, and we must push it back and draw it again and again. This object make us be concerned, we must take it in hand, rotate it, gaze it and play with it. This case can be attractive for all age group, as it’s an integration of a toy, a box and statuette.
Design: Laszlo Tompa