Materials: Mohair, socket+electrical cable, CFL lightbulb
Price Point: $30-40
"Following the new EU regulations that aim to prohibit the sale of non CFL bulbs in Europe, I decided to design a simple, appealing lamp/ligh cover that would improve the quality of light emitted by CFLs...."
" I find their light very cold and unflattering when they're bare, so I knit these mohair covers using a seamless 3D knitting machine, including a really long tail to also cover the cable. The result is a warm, inviting glow and appealing soft lamp, that is not at risk of catching on fire thanks to the low temperature of the CFLs.
The cover comes in different sizes and patterns to accommodate many types of CFL bulbs."
Designer: Lise Lefebvre
Location: Amsterdam, The Netherlands
About Design Showcase 2009: This summer we're celebrating the best in design for the home. We're taking submissions from independent and student designers from around the world and letting our readers vote on who they think has the best design. There's also a panel of august judges. Two winners will win $20,000 in targeted advertising placements on our sites to help launch their career. All info is here.