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Kasa lamp is available on the market since 2017
KASA LAMP   

Brand: Ziihome, China/ Ziilamp, China
Designer: Yen-Hao, Chu
Photopraphers: He Yang & Tu Liang
Material: Ash/ Black Walnut + Anodized steel


Kasa is an ancient Chinese hat for rainy days or days with burning sun. In some cases, it also means umbrella. The shape of this object protects people from harsh weather conditions. In some Chinese poems, kasa is symbolized as a guard or protector watching over the people underneath. Ziihome only uses solid wood to design its wooden furniture, and to continue this idea, it has released its first collection of pendant-Kasa lamps with an oriental look, inspired by an ancient Chinese object. This collection can be used in households, shops, or restaurants.

We applied knowledge about the wood furniture industry to produce the Kasa lamp. Ziihome uses 50mm thick precious wood plates and combined. The lampshades are engraved by CNC machines and hand sanded. The thinnest part of the lampshade is only 4mm with a smooth edge. The fine details make this lamp look like an art piece. In 60 minutes, four pieces of solid wood Kasa lampshades can be produced by a 5-axis CNC machine. We can set up more machines to increase the production numbers. Moreover, by choosing an LED light source and controlling the gradual change of the thickness of the wood lamp shade, we made this art piece into a stable product to sell on the market.

致家家居一直以来都是坚持使用实木制作其家具,希望延续这个坚持,延伸到其第一组灯具上。让木头的纹里能透过灯光,更加传递其材质的美丽。”笠”其原始含意是伞&遮蔽物的意思,古时人们大多用竹篾或棕皮编制这类的帽子与遮档,所以笠字上方被加上了竹字头。笠可遮阳和档雨,让古时候的人们能在不舒适的天气里,得到小小的保护与幸福,故以此概念作为此灯的造型。象征著一盏好灯温暖了整个空间,凝聚著那相互依赖的幸福感。