BONBON SHADE / Story
Inspired by her drawings, Ana Kraš’ Bonbon Lamp Shades are hand-woven using an original technique to create textured, one-of-a-kind pieces that can stand on their own as powerful decorative objects even when the bulb is not switched on. In Ana’s lampshade collaboration with HAY, every shade is hand woven with nylon-wool yarn around a powder-coated steel frame, resulting in individual lampshades that vary slightly in their appearance and surface aesthetic. The cord sets for the shades are sold separately and are available in two designs – a table/floor variant with an in-line rocker switch, and a pendant variant for ceiling lamps. Both variants can be used with the different lampshade sizes and are not supplied with a bulb.
Born in Belgrade, Serbia, in 1984, Ana Kraš studied furniture design and interior architecture at the University of Applied Arts in Belgrade. In 2013, she moved to New York, where she has continued pursuing various projects in the fields of object design, art, photography, and fashion. Her work has been exhibited in numerous solo and group exhibitions around the world, and featured in many international publications. For HAY, Ana has designed the Bonbon Lamp.