Where form meets function

If you thought Pharrell Williams only dealt in the music, art, fashion and publishing industries, you’d be wrong. Because he’s now determined to make a mark in the world of product design, too. Designed by Ferrucio Laviani for Italian contemporary furniture company Kartell, the Bourgie lamp is their bestselling item.

To celebrate their 10th anniversary, Kartell invited various creatives to design their own reinterpretation of the lamp. Here’s a preview of Pharrell’s, which features a human arm holding the lamp and shade. It’s allegedly a representation of man’s path to enlightenment, escaping the plight of shade. Deep. The pieces will be exhibited at Kartell’s New York showroom on Greene Street in SoHo.

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