Inside Out is a table lamp with a concrete body and a lampshade frame in brass. The main goal in designing this lamp was to stress out the characteristics of concrete, although it is considered as a heavy and rough material, it could be used in a very detailed and fine structure.
On one side of the body lamp, we have left a rough surface as it usually comes in mind when talking about concrete, which represents the “Outside” of the body. On the other side, we have designed a rhythmic form based on small steps going into the body lamp. This part represents the “Inside” of the lamp.
As for the shade, we decided to leave just the frame, representing the armature which is usually used in the concrete structures, so it seams that we brought out the inner armature, the hidden part. Despite the fact that these rebars (steel bars) are usually made of rough iron, by using a noble material like brass, we have symbolically increased it’s value.
Inside Out has a architectural form based on Fibonacci’s spiral. This method gives the object a harmony and continuous lines which brings together all the parts. The height of the lamp is 470 mm and it weighs about 6 kg.
Concept, design and development: Asia Samimi, Nima Fardi
Photography by Mohammad Masoudshahi