Adorable Japonesque Lamps That Look Geisha Heads!

I just love these sweet Japonesque pendant lamps designed by Lorenzo Bozzoli for Dutch brand Moooi. With a silhouette shaped like the chignon-topped wigs worn by Geishas, these glazed ceramic suspension lights are embellished with either a Koi Carp Tattoo or Peach Cherry Blossoms on the interior.

Juuyo Pendant Lamps by Lorenza Bozzoli

“What inspired me is an admiration for eastern and Japanese culture. The Juuyo Lamp is an interpretation of the wigs that Geisha wear. The Juuyo was the Geisha’s predecessor in the 17th Century. I’ve been fascinated by their subtlety, strength and grace. They were glamorous well respected entertainers offering more than sex. They entertained their clients by dancing, singing, playing music and make pleasant conversation. Some where renowned poets or calligraphers and carved out a separate niche as artists and erudite female companions. They were not submissive and subservient, but in fact they were some of the most financially and emotionally successful and strongest women in Japan.” – designer Lorenza Bozzoli

Milan-born and based artist Lorenza Bozzoli utilized icons typical of Japan, cherry blossoms and koi, as the basis for her designs:


The imagery is applied to the interior of the lamp as a durable decal and glazed.

Juuyo -Peach Blossom:

Juuyo – Koi/Carp Tattoo:

Specifications
MATERIALS: Glazed ceramics with decal inside
FINISHES: white w/ Koi Carp Tattoo, white w/ Peach Flowers
DIMENSIONS: 9″ x 9.4″
LAMPING: 1 x E12 – 28W MAX, light source included
Cable Length: 13,12 ft
Cable Colour: Textile black
Canopy: Matching ceramic canopy

The Peach Flowers or Carp Tattoo lamps sell for $1025.00 USD each and are available online here.

The images in this post are courtesy of designer Lorenza Bozzoli and Moooi

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