Launched during imm Cologne and Maison & Objet in Paris, 2014 the ‘mushroom lamp’ is a collaboration between Australian designer Nick Rennie and French manufacturer Ligne Roset. originally shown in 2002 for an initial solo exhibition as part of Salone Satellite during the milan furniture fair, the ‘mushroom lamp’ has been redeveloped. bouncing back to life after being knocked, the light gently rocks from side to side until it comes to a rest in its standing position.
‘Nothing seems more alien than mushrooms – their smooth, pod-like domes protecting the delicate, lacy folds underneath… I watch as the mushrooms are torn from the earth by their fat stems. they seem weightless as they careen through the air. many remain unbroken, whole and resilient. one particularly large one spins end over end as it hits the ground, finally coming to rest in an upright position. its balance is perfect and it stands there motionless, as if nothing has occurred.’ Extracted from a short story about the design influence written by Rennie’s good friend Nick Lord.
Known for its artful collaborations with both established and up-and-coming talents in contemporary design, Ligne Roset offers consumers an entire lifestyle in which to live both boldly and beautifully via its furniture collections and complimentary decorative accessories, lighting, rugs, textiles and occasional items.
An additional distinguishing point of difference that sets Ligne Roset apart from other manufacturers is its tradition of investing in dynamic designer collaborations. Matching its deeply-held belief in design with investment and technical innovation, Ligne Roset has grown from a small business to a multinational company with factories in France, headquarters in Briord, France and more than 200 exclusive Ligne Roset stores and 1,000 retail distributors worldwide. All the while, the company has been family-run since its inception in 1860.
Creativity is a key value of the Ligne Roset brand: if a new product demands new materials or productions methods, the company will simply acquire them. Seats, pieces of furniture, lighting, textiles, rugs or bed linens: the idea precedes and the technique follows.
designer: nick rennie
producer: ligne roset