Pharrell’s Bourgie Lamp Design for Kartell

To celebrate the 10th anniversary of Ferruccio Laviani’s iconic Bourgie table lamp, Kartell invited 19 designers to re-imagine it with their own one-off creations. The five American designers include Pharrell, Lenny Kravitz, Rafael de Cardenas, Snarkitecture, and Kelly Wearstler. All interpretations of the lamp are currently exhibited in the Kartell showroom on Greene Street in SoHo for a week starting today.


I used a human arm to represent the will of mankind in the daily plight of escaping the “shade” and the challenges of attempting to get closer to enlightenment. Illumination was meant to vanquish the “shade”. The light will forever prevail. Inward, onward, and upward. – Pharrell

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