The Kori table light by Artek is part of a collection of luminaires, conceived by TAF Studio, with each design based on a central “basket of light”. This is also where the collection’s name stems from: Kori is Finnish for “basket”.
As you would expect from an Artek luminaire, the Kori lamps emit both direct and indirect light, creating a cosy, welcoming atmosphere and lighting that imitates natural light: the soft glow coming from within the basket resembles the evening sun shining through the leaves. Made in Italy, the collection’s luminaires are designed to be durable and low-maintenance, and their metal components can be easily separated and recycled. The table lamp is finished with a bright yellow-orange powder coating.
In the Kori table lamp, the “basket of light” has been turned upside down resulting in a luminaire that looks like a miniature lamppost or perhaps a tiny lighthouse guiding weary travellers back home. The multifunctional lamp emits a beam of direct uplight as well as diffused downward light on a wider area, and it is, therefore, suitable for a variety of uses from accent lighting to a reading light – place it on a shelf, sideboard, windowsill or bedside table.