Friday, 31 July 2009

Eye Candy of the Week – Duck Feet Lamp by Porta Romana




Duck Feet Lamp


Porta Romana


Decayed Gold
Smoke Blue Satin Shade


I love this lamp – I think it is fun, yet elegant.  It definitely has a surrealistic quality, but  also has a very contemporary and I have to say timeless presence. 


I know this is not the cup of tea for everybody, but there is something that really attracts me to this piece.  The simple smoke blue stain shade against the golden duck legs is a very unique juxtaposition and a very elegant colour choice.  As a designer I think it will add a sense of sophistication to any space.


Not too long ago, I posted a very interesting and probably one of my best interviews with Sebastián Errázuriz.  Mr. Errázuriz is one of the most avant-garde designers in our current times and he also has designed a very controversial duck lamp.  His take on the lamp is quite the opposite to this lamp, but what is surprising to me is that this table lamp by Porta Romana and Mr.Errázuriz approach at the end captures that same unique quality that remains in my eyes.

C'est Fantastique !




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Fargerike Dagny said...

Fabulous! What a statement with a sense of humor! Love it! :D

DesignTies said...

You know... I DO like this lamp... it captures a "c'est la vie" whimsicality that I enjoy!! Of course the trick is finding the perfect space & place to set it.
Victoria @ DesignTies

Sippity Sup said...

I love this lamp. I have a table Top Mirror with the same duck feet for a stand! I winder if it's from the same folks? GREG

Brillante Interiors said...

This is fun and makes me smile.
It also remainds me of the faboulous surrealist artist Méret Oppenheim (she designed also a table "Traccia" with foot of a bird produced by Simon (Italy of course...He He)

Jeff said...

I think this lamp is super! It would be wonderful not only to hear ducks at home but to see one too :)

Unknown said...


The feet pose, and show a kind of innocence and playfulness about it. Interestingly, much like the Easter post
(of young Ivan) wearing your chicken outfit. So cute and full of innocence that's always welcome in design.


qerat said...

Love it.
I really like "furnishings" that says something. As Victoria said it is all in where you place it.

Jaime Rogers said...

Absolutely love this lamp!!! Very "Dali"esque;)

Angela said...

Check out Meret Oppenheim's Table with bird's legs 1939


echito said...

So fun! I really like it too:)