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The Plisy portable lamp
With its folds made from an unexpected material, in this case polyethylene, and its cord, shaped like a handbag, Plisy is the perfect lighting accessory in order to provide a chic and fun touch to the evening in the open air.
A portable lamp that translates the look of pleated fabric lamp shades of indoors to a piece specially designed for the outdoors. And in fact Plisy is like a sort of stylish high-tech reinvention of the garden lantern that features a Led light source with wireless charging.
Designed by Alejandra Gandía-Blasco Lloret the Plisy lamp takes its inspiration not only from the classic shades used for decorative lighting effect but also from the world of fashion, which is why it includes a nautical cord-like handle that makes it easy to carry around like a bag or a wristlet. This mix of influences in the creation of Plisy’s design is not merely coincidental but are rather the favoured inspiration in the work of Alejandra Gandía-Blasco Lloret where other varied personal interests also come into play, everything from the artistic expression of technology to fashion to craft. An homage to pleated fabrics and their application in multiple contexts.
As well as all this Plisy is portable and can be hung or placed anywhere, it comes with a pedestal support made from a powder coated metal rod, a subtle perch whose looks recall the device used in the most elegant restaurants for hanging ladies’ bags placed near to their owners. Because of that, although designed for outdoors it can easily be placed indoors to help create a soft lighting ambience for dining rooms.
Alejandra Gandía-Blasco Lloret
“Plisy is a portable re-chargeable lamp inspired by the traditional lamp shades of salons made using folded fabric also used in fashion. A classic design reinterpreted using resistant materials for the outdoors, whose folds have been reproduced in polyethylene. Somewhat like carrying a ‘light’ bag that you can leave behind on the terrace or the garden. Carry it and hang it where you want or use it to create a soft ambient light for a diner, either indoors or outdoors.”
Alejandra Gandía-Blasco Lloret is Deputy Creative and Communications Director at GANDIABLASCO. She obtained her degree in Fine Arts at the Polytechnic University of Valencia interdisciplinary creative artist and her work is based on concepts rooted in visual art, applied to the design of everyday objects and spaces as well as to fine art and communication.
Plisy is charged through a USB cable. It requires 7 hours to fully charge and lasts for 10 hours max., the lamp can be dimmed by simply touching the on/off button.
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