Carbon Fiber Ribbon of LightS

I would have assumed this lamp was aluminum, had designer Marcus Tremonto not explained:

"The complexity of curves and required thinness could not be duplicated in any other material while still maintaining its ability to support itself completely..."

Usually when I picture carbon fiber, I imagine that monotonous, slate-colored slab that's delicately thin but mostly flat—or I picture the Ossur cheetah legs that are curved but only for industrial utility.

I'd never imagined carbon fiber as a ribbon of light.

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[Contemporist via cribcandy]