Young Peruvian design studio Ayllu Collective has recently designed and produced the Lamparini lamp. Lamparini is inspired by the Japanese concept of wabi-sabi mashed up with Peruvian local iconography and Pre-Colombian geometric traditions. Wabi-sabi is an aesthetic concept rooted in Buddhist beliefs in the beauty of imperfection. Lamparini embraces the roughness and material blemishes of the pinewood, leaving knots and grains exposed, creating unique pieces, each with its own character marks.
The slightly tapered shape of the fixture, with a circular boolean subtraction, creates an iconographic form which references the geometric tradition of Mayan temples and ceramics. This local character roots the piece to its place of origin and the culture of the designers, while the abstracted, simple shape also makes a versatile lamp fitting in any context.
Lamparini is a handmade lamp manufactured in-house out of pinewood, a cheap, durable wood common to Peru. Currently, the lamps are sold only in Lima, but will soon be available in Europe and the US. The exposed supply cable is available in several colors: brown, red wine and green. This feature allows users to choose the lamp that best suits their needs, while maintaining a strong cohesion across the series.