Design Sleuth: Ana Kras Bonbon Lamps at Nanashi in Paris by

Issue 3 · European Travels · January 19, 2012

Design Sleuth: Ana Kras Bonbon Lamps at Nanashi in Paris

Issue 3 · European Travels · January 19, 2012

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.

Colored string lights by Ana Kras

Above: The interior of Nanashi departs from traditional Japanese restaurant decor. Image via Hip Paris.

Colored string lights hang in Nanashi in Paris

Above: Ana Kras' Bonbon Lamps add a colorful note to the space.

Ana Kras' colorful DIY string lanterns

Above: A cluster of Bonbon Lamps are hung together to form a chandelier.



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