Released at the 2014 Salone del Mobile, the Foscarini Spokes suspension lamps were inspired by images of antique oriental lanterns and aviaries. Designed by Vicente Garcia Jimenez and Cinzia Cumini also observed the spokes of a bicycle wheel which gave the lamp its name. The result is soft shapes and a lightweight lamp which holds the light allowing it to filter out into the room.
The lightweight quality of the lamp combines with the solidity of its form, made of metal rod, and the practicality of its LED light source, allowing it both to illuminate surfaces and project an interplay of light and shade onto the walls with a multiplication effect.
The manufacturing process used – bending the metal rod – is suggested by the form of the lamp itself which also includes a small recess concealing the light source, an innovative way to make the electric cable invisible. The development of the Spokes lamp into two forms, sizes and colours highlights its versatility, making it suitable for both living spaces and public venues.