Karl Zahn Phrena 2 Table Lamp

Article code 8782030023946
This perfectly flat light fixture transforms into a beautiful 3-D light shade. Can be used both as a pendant and table light. Created from the “simplicity of opening a book, the pages of this light work together to create perfect symmetry.”
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RISD Alum Karl Zahn
Degree Industrial Design
Year 2003

Born in Vermont, Karl Zahn studied Industrial Design at the Rhode Island School of Design with an emphasis on manufacturing and fabrication. Studying in Denmark in 2002 further emphasized his love of handcraft and his style bears a danish modern sensibility. His work deals with materiality and explores the practical and emotional relationship we have with products in this increasingly complicated world driven by
technology and fraught with environmental guilt. "I tend to design for myself, but I am my own worst critic." Since 2007 he has concentrated on his own projects and collaborations with companies such as Artecnica, Kikkerland, Vulto and the publishing phenomenon McSweeney's. His work is featured in the Museum of Modern Art store and numerous publications.