Kim: The lattice light by Mariví Calvo
April 4, 2017 10:37 am
Kim is one of the New Collections 2017 that is featured in Euroluce 2017.
In Kim we find a natural wood veneer shell encircled by interlacing form-pressed laminate strips. Available in two sizes, Kim is an elegant and natural beauty; a classic pendant with an uninhibited, easy air.
The Kim lamp’s latticework facade accentuates the wood’s texture and grain when lit. In a way, its design is reminiscent of the traditional partitions found in a ryokan, except Kim uses veneer in place of paper.
Designed by Mariví Calvo, the Founder and Creative Director of LZF. The Kim pendant is at once modest and unconstrained, its clean spherical shape leaving space for the user’s own self-expression.
Between 1986 and 1992, Mariví exhibited her art on both sides of the Atlantic, basing her studio in New York, Madrid and Paris. It was in Paris in 1991 that she set about writing and working on “The Kitchen Lady”, a surrealist dance performance for which she designed the costumes and sets. The results provided Mariví with a large amount of source material for subsequent art exhibitions, where she employed a mixed technique of photography on canvas paintings.
In 1994, Mariví co-founded Lzf Lamps
together with Sandro Tothill. Designing and making handmade wood veneer lighting fixtures, the company would grow to become an internationally acclaimed concern. The main partner and creative director of LZF, Mariví has developed and directed all aspects of its creative art department. She has designed a number of lamps that are emblematic of LZF’s imaginative approach to lighting, including the Guijarro
collections, and the majestic Candelabro
. In addition, Mariví is responsible for the design of every LZF exhibit and, assisted by key freelancers, creates and curates the company’s prizewinning campaigns.