I remember first meeting Nancy way back in 2019 before the world was turned upside down with the current pandemic. She was one of my first “fans” for my FLY lighting sculpture in Maison & Objet Paris. Although I have never discussed with Nancy on how to create a hand made version of Omino, through the year I have got to know her more and seen her amazing and tranquil villa in St, Tropez, France. Through many chats and discussion with her about everyday life, I have in my own interpretation see Nancy has a sense of optimism and idealistic approach to life and nature. Perhaps I feel a sense of kindship with her on our fondness of nature and in 2021 I decided to produce a very special version with OMINO PUSHER SMALL that resembles the colours of spring when the flowers start to blossom. The technique is done with blotch painting where the fusion of colours is chaotic and unpredictable. I believe Nature is organic in change and one can embraces the scenery and life in the continuous passage of time infinitely and never truly understand the totality of any biological lifeform. I hope Nancy will like my design.
SUGO founding members, Kevin and Giulia, wanted to ask themselves what a lamp design can actually be. When is a lamp not just a lamp, but also a sculpture? Could it have some family features to it? Can it evoke motion and emotion when it is inanimate? These questions lit up a light bulb in their heads and the OMINO lamp was born. The design is a symbolisation of everyday human activities in any given situation. The lamp sculptures are made simply by bending tubular steel into shapes that depict symbolic movements of the human body. An opaque glass sphere emitting an LED light represents both the human head and mind. OMINO questions the traditional representation of lighting as simply an object for illumination and fuses humanoid figures into a dynamic design. The initial collection consists of six ‘buddies’ or ‘family members’. When the OMINO lamp is placed inside a space, you and the designs become occupiers of the same space and the humanoid sculptural forms become more than just lamps.
OMINO Small Pusher BLOSSOM
H 53cm x W 14cm
Design is completely touch activated
Stainless Steel x Photocatalytic Opague Glass Head
Hand Painted with Zero VOC Paint