The Copycat Table Lamp comprises two spheres that just touch each other: a small one in a precious material is placed under the ‘shadow’ of the larger one in illuminated glass.
The Copycat table lamp provides diffused illumination with a playful character that draws attention and invites contemplation through its layers of meanings and associations. The intriguing design provides interest when seen from any direction.
It features a warm LED light source for low energy consumption, softened by a smooth opal blown-glass diffuser. The light is also reflected in the shiny metallic surface of the smaller sphere, which is machined from solid aluminium and plated in a choice of metals. A dimmer switch on the cable gives you complete control over a range of light levels.
CAPTURING A MOMENT
The design was created for Flos by London designer Michael Anastassiades and like much of his work it appears to suggest suspended motion. Hes captured the two spheres at the instant they meet and gives the impression they could roll away again at any moment, or that you could reach out to pull them apart.
Though derived from a pure interplay of geometry, the forms suggest the typology of childrens games. The name Copycat itself comes from a mischievous sense of the smaller sphere hiding behind the larger one and perhaps following it around. > Two spheres capture a perfect moment as if they just rolled on the table and simply met at that point. Theres the contrast between the precious metal and the fragility of the glass, and the sense of mimicry like a child wanting to be like the parent.—Michael Anastassiades