ISSUE 90  |  London Design 2013

Design Sleuth: Nonla Lamps from London

September 17, 2013 7:00 PM

BY Alexa Hotz

The danger of designing a custom lighting series for a restaurant? Patrons will start to take note and follow up with demands for production, as was the case with London-based Paul Crofts’ Nonla Lamps, which he designed for the interiors of La Petite Bretagne (the críªperie we featured earlier today). The lamps were named after the Vietnamese word for traditional hats of a similar shape and are available individually or as a series of three.

Above: Two sets of three hang over the countertops at La Petite Bretagne in west London; the lights can also be seen at Cornerstone Cafe.

Above: The lamps’ popularity convinced Crofts to manufacture them individually. For more information on how to purchase directly, contact Paul Crofts Studio in the UK.

Above: Made from white powder-coated spun aluminum with a CNC (computer numerical control) turned and routed American white oak top.

Above: The lamps are also available in a matte black powder-coated steel with red cords.

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