An ancient icon in a contemporary context makes the Formakami table lamp by Jaime Hayon truly exceptional. Add to that delicate materials like ivory white rice paper and black lacquered oak accents and you have an aesthetic that’s Asian yet somewhat Scandinavian. Exuding an ambient light in a lamp that itself appears light. Place the Formakami table lamp in a modern setting and cultural references disappear. Instead it brings an elegant, decorative element to any window, desk or side table, whether in a hotel lobby, restaurant or home. The soft “ripple” of the rice paper and the bulbous shape of the shade are delicate accents that enhance the sense of illumination. Merging an icon from the past with handcrafted materials in a modern expression is only part of Formakami’s unique appeal. The other part is its ability to create a cosy atmosphere even before you switch it on.