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The Vertigo Light

I’m writing this post almost six years since the Vertigo Light was designed by Constance Guisset and made by Petite Friture; a French design manufacturer established in 2009. This iconic design came up today in a consultation; “Ya know, the one that looks like a big sombrero.” I nodded. It would actually be a perfect fit for the new room i’m going to be working in. I’d seen the Vertigo light around a fair bit on my internet travels, but didn’t really know much about it. It was time to do my homework (and see if I could ever afford to squeeze this quite stunning piece into a project budget). Its ultra light fibreglass structure, stretched with velvelty polyurethane ribbons casts a scattered light around the room. A light that drifts and sways with the subtle movement of the air within a room. “VERTIGO is an enveloping lamp that creates a space of intimacy. Being extremely light, this lamp responds to the slightest draught. When lit, it turns softly, projecting a graphic shadow pattern on the surrounding …