The ceiling lamp collection from Studio Rowa, a Japanese company of Light designers Hiroki Hakamada, took inspiration from an ancient oriental toy known as the Devil. This juggling device rotates, whirls, and is thrown into the air before being caught again with a rope attached to the tips of two sticks. The lamps in this collection were named after this device and feature two “shells” combined in an hourglass shape, supported by a belt made of brass for the diffuser and artificial leather for the strap.
Each element of this lamp collection is handmade and assembled with great care and attention to detail. The flying part of the diabolo lamp consists of two concave elements that are connected to each other and move in similar ways to the juggling device. These lamps are a beautiful fusion of art and design, inspired by an ancient skillful activity that has been passed down through generations.