The Diabolo Lamp collection from Studio Rowa, a Japanese company of Light designers Hiroki Hakamada, was inspired by an ancient oriental toy called the Devil. This impressive juggling device rotates, whirls, and is thrown into the air before being caught again with a rope attached to the tips of two sticks.
The lamps take their name and inspiration from this device and consist of two “shells” combined in an hourglass shape and supported by a belt. Each element of this lamp collection is carefully and exclusively made and assembled by hand. The flying part of the diabolo lamp is created using similar motions as the juggling device, with two concave elements connected to each other.
These lamps are a beautiful fusion of art and design, inspired by an ancient skillful activity that showcases the elegance and beauty of traditional Japanese craftsmanship.