Recently noticed: colorful lanterns made with cotton string, hanging in Nanashi, a Japanese bento restaurant in Paris.
We previously covered Nanashi in Hotels, Lodging & Restaurants: Nanashi in Paris, designed by Clarisse Demory of Ensuite. Demory, who has a great eye for emerging designers, chose the Bonbon Lamps by Ana Kras for lighting the dining area.
Kras is a Serbian designer, who grew up designing simple products from everyday objects found in her parents' copy shop in Belgrade. The Bonbon Lamps came about in a similar fashion: she had cotton string left over from a previous project, and experimented with stretching it over wire frames. Kras debuted the lamps in an exhibit of Young Serbian Designers during Milan Design Week last year. For purchasing information, contact Ana Kras.
Above: The interior of Nanashi departs from traditional Japanese restaurant decor. Image via Hip Paris.
Above: Ana Kras' Bonbon Lamps add a colorful note to the space.
Above: A cluster of Bonbon Lamps are hung together to form a chandelier.