Loop-d-loop

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Agatha suspension lights in grey and cherry.

Agatha suspension lights in grey and cherry. Image: UFL

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Agatha, fresh in white.

Agatha, fresh in white. Image: UFL

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Delicate details, still with all the benefits of wood.

Delicate details, still with all the benefits of wood. Image: UFL

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The Agatha light in bright cherry makes a bold statement.

The Agatha light in bright cherry makes a bold statement. Image: UFL

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Agatha suspension light in golden yellow.

Agatha suspension light in golden yellow. Image: UFL

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Okay, so most of us have got the message. Natural materials are beautiful, they have an innate warmth and tactility that man-made just can’t seem to reproduce. But sometimes it does seem a bit heavy, a bit rustic - thick, solid timber, masculine leather, honed rock.

It is exciting to see a deft playfulness in a design utilising natural timber, like the Agatha lamp by LZF Lamps. Here, a thin timber veneer is looped and twisted into a stylish pompom. Delicate, still with all the benefits of real wood, but just that little bit more clever. ufl.co.nz


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