Just one look at these juicy-looking pieces of light makes your mouth water. Designed by Soft-Geometry, a design studio in San Jose, California and Kochi, India, these hand-cast resin Elio lamps are a direct nod to the curvilinear profile of Eileen Grey’s 1926 design, the Bibendum armchair.
Soft geometry designers Utharaa Zacharias and Palaash Chaudhary attribute an informal series of photos that document the play of light on glass, water, skin and dust to inspire the gummy, candy-like stacks of translucent, tubular resin. The stacked, lip-smacking sum of resin is said to mimic the interactions of natural light on uneven transparencies.
Each lamp also has a surprising smart home tech feature: voice control. Rather than worrying about an integrated circuit, Soft-Geometry simply included an additional smart plug to connect to each lamp, so users can turn the Elio on or off without ever having to get up.
Each Elio lamp is made to order and takes 2-3 weeks before shipping. It is available from Dims. for $ 1,200 for the small design or $ 2,400 for the large design, both available in Aloe or Lychee colors.