GinYuu Restaurant, Stuttgart
At what point does a Poppy become a Pod? That’s a question that gets asked a hell of a lot here at LZF. Many a night we have tossed and turned in bed, pondering the subtle differences.
If you look at the Oxford dictionary definition, a Pod is said to be an elongated seed vessel of a leguminous plant such as the pea, splitting open on both sides when ripe. The Oxford says a Pod can also be the egg case of a locust. And in geology the word is used to describe a body of rock or sediment whose length greatly exceeds its other dimensions. While fishermen refer to it as a narrow-necked purse net for catching eels.
Conversely, a Poppy has two major definitions. Firstly, it is an herbaceous plant with showy flowers, milky sap and rounded seed capsules. Many contain alkaloids and are a source of drugs such as morphine and codeine. Secondly, it means (of popular music) tuneful and immediately appealing; as in: Walk off the Earth plays catchy, poppy, tunes.
However when it comes to the mega-talented Burkhard Dammer’s Pod and Poppy lamps, sure we can tell them apart okay, but we’re just not too sure at what point one becomes the other. Is there a gradual evolution where a lamp is both Pod and Poppy? Or even more confusing, when a lamp is neither Pod nor Poppy, but some hell-raising love child of both – a Podppy?
Mercifully, the good people at the GinYuu restaurant chain don’t feel the need to burden us with such brain-busting existential questions. They simply relied on the good taste of the interior designer folks at the Ippolito Fleitz Group to use our Pods and Poppy’s in their establishment in Stuttgart Germany.
The IFGroup are a bunch of incredibly talented people of impeccable tastes. Thankfully they also know a damn good lamp when they see one; which is why they chose our beautiful Poppy and Pod lamps for GinYuu.
We think they look the goods. Just don’t ask us to explain the difference. Okay?