by Fabien Dumas, 2011
It’s a juicy bunch of grapes, Nick Mason’s drums from Pink Floyd, the constellation of Perseus…there are so many examples that could be used to describe the Tam Tam, a new perception in the world of lamps, which extols repetitiveness by focusing on the archetypal lampshade: a number of light sources pointed in different directions, geometrically arranged to invoke a feeling of organized chaos. The Tam Tam consists of a central in lacquered aluminium, to which are attached various satellite shades which can be rotated through 360º by means of a swivel mechanism. An opalescent, methacrylate diffuser over the open end softens the light.Tam Tam is available as a suspension lamp in two sizes: a regular size with either 3 or 5 satellite shades and a mini size with 3 satellite shades. In all of them, the central shade is available in black or off-white, and the satellite shades can be combined in black, off-white, orange, green, brown, sand and blue.