Industrial Design: Atelier Takagi
After graduating from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2002 with a degree in furniture design, Jonah Takagi traveled the world for four years with indie-rock musician Benjy Ferree. When he had time at home in Washington, DC, he picked up side gigs crafting sets and props and tinkered with product one-offs at the studio in his house.
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Pros: An attractive energy-efficient lamp on the market! An LED bulb illuminates
The design is pleasantly eccentric: The pull is reminiscent of a vintage library light, and a colorful cord snakes through one of the legs.
Cons: The brass plating is a beacon for fingerprints and scratches. Opt for the powder-coated version instead.
The opaque steel shade channels light directly downward—fine for a desk or as an accent, but don’t expect beams to reach every dark corner.
- Whether industrial, romantic, or classic, brick interiors are always modern.
- In this world of big box companies, megastores, and supermarkets, we have lost a certain connection to where the things we buy and bring into our homes come from.
Jonah Takagi translated his experience in set design to this industrial product; the “bounce” in question is a reflection and diffusion technique used for filming.
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