BONBON SHADE / Story
Inspired by her drawings, Ana Kraš’ Bonbon Lamps are hand-woven using an original weaving technique to create textured, one-of-a-kind pieces. In her lampshade collaboration with HAY, she uses the same idea of wrapping cotton-wool yarn around powder-coated steel frames to create individual lampshades that vary slightly in their appearance and texture. The cord sets for the lamps 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 two 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.