John Jack Elliott


Matassa Lamp

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The shape of the Matassa Lamp was inspired by a ball of tagliolini, a long flat pasta that is cut into thin strips and sold as tangled clumps. The result is a sculptural light fixture that offers a softly diffused lighting source by which to enjoy a perfectly cooked pasta made more


What is unique about this project is that the waste created by the fabrication of one part of the product is used as a different component in the same product. In this case, the scraps from the machining of the aluminum ceiling rose are used for the diffuser of the pendant lamp, resulting in zero waste. In keeping with this theme and its associated environmental responsibility, the aluminum stock used is made from 100% post-consumer content and the bulb is a full spectrum LED. At the end-of-life, the product components that cannot be reused can be recycled.