Tuesday, August 17, 2004

asana. floor. lamp.

In yoga, Asana means posture, or seat. In Italy, Asana means weirdo chair, or weirdo lamp. At least the Asana made by Kundalini does.

extrasensorial. signs.
To clarify, the 6.5' tall Asana is both a chair and a lamp. Either separately, or both at the same time. It stems from the Kundalini philosophy to create things that are not only beautiful but "also and above all extrasensorial signs. Beings that refer to other dimensions and bring into our ambience a different energy." I guess they mean, things that look like they'd be at home on top of a teletubby head. I'm just saying...

fiber. color.
The main part of the Asana -- the part you can sit on if you like -- is made from a lacquered fiberglass attached to a stainless steel base. The lamp part is a "diffuser in Murano triplex blown glass." I'm not sure what that is either, but it looks cool.

The lamp part is bright because it's outfitted with a 250 watt halogen bulb. The fiberglass body is bright because it comes in colors like white, orange and red. There's also a black version that I guess isn't as bright, but that's still cool. No word on pricing or availability.


Blogger GEMorris said...

Maybe this is my exceptionally uninformed opinion, but it seems like much that comes from Italian designers is similar to that "neat idea" a student had their sophmore year of Industrial Design school but wrote off due to it being impractical.

It is impractical, and frankly I think it looks silly, but still I respect the fact that these guys actually have the fortitude to get their kooky ideas to market, even if that market is a wealthy elite.

10:03 AM  
Blogger The_Darkener said...

That was quite interesting and informative. Thanks!

12:20 PM  
Blogger Mike Thorn said...

I predict this will be Emeror Palpatine's royal chair in future editions of Star Wars. I can easily see lighting or plasma beams coming from the top of the spire there.

The question is...at 6.5' up in the air, what does that 250-watt bulb light up? does it funnel down that neck and illuminate your book or just make all the mistakes you made while painting your ceiling all the more obvious?

2:32 PM  
Blogger Ngakaari said...

Lol at the Emperor Palpatine comment.
I can imagine it in a future Sci Fi.

2:28 AM  
Blogger Kevin said...

I just dropped by to read your blog and say hello.

Kevin Perry
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5:21 PM  

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