The geometric-inspired products have a contemporary style as well as a distinct personality, and The Monk by Kiev-based studio SKELD is a perfect example.
Its silhouette is instantly recognizable, though it may take a few moments to make the connection, as the shapes have been stylized in an abstract design. The piece really reminds of famous green Jedi master, Yoda, and it gives the product a touch of ambiguity and accentuates the silhouette’s connection to a related architectural structure, the abbey.
The two sections of the lamp are made of concrete and ash hardwood, in a gorgeous contrast of tones and textures; a simple metal button and a textile power cord complete the minimalist appearance. I love the idea of using contrasting materials and the durability of this lamp. Such a lamp with a character will look great in masculine interiors, in moody and dark spaces, in industrial and minimalist homes.
Like all the products made by SKELD Design, The Monk is designed and assembled by hand in the company’s workshop, with each lamp made-to-order, so you can try to change its look or color a little bit.