The Tress Lamps were designed by Milan-based designer Marc Sadler for Italian manufacturer Foscarini. Their unique design was inspired by the seduction of a woman’s tresses.
Foscarini Tress are made of a unique blend of materials, the lampshade is a web of threads, stabilized by a polymer resin. The manufacturing process is quite similar with the one used for the fabrication of fiberglass and carbon fiber. This complicated construction acts at the same time as structure, decorative element and screen.
These unique interwoven, resin-impregnated fibers combine both traditional and futuristic elements. Their design recalls the classic texture of baskets, as well as high-tech look of modern composite materials such as carbon fiber. When the Tress lamp is on the light eminates into the surrounding space through the various asymmetric openings, creating a stunning interplay of light and shadow.