The staff of Art. Lebedev lives how they want, okay? Its designers don’t care about corporate values, award plaques, or buzzwords. Its motto: No nonsense. But the company does have a sense of humor—a really, really big and funny one, too. Take, for example, this modular lamp building kit, which easily snaps together into different shapes. Now, when people ask what you do, you can say you design lamps.
Founded in 1995 by famed web designer Artemy Lebedev, Art. Lebedev Studio is a multidisciplinary design house based in Moscow with offices in Kiev and New York. A team of five art directors hones its line of practical home goods and elegant everyday solutions—from a redesigned Moscow metro map to the cult classic Optimus Maximus Keyboard with adaptable display keys.
The kit includes 20 identical plastic pieces with perforations and tabs, which easily snap together into different shapes. Works well with energy-saving bulbs or LEDs (not included). Can be hung from the ceiling as a pendant, put on the floor, or used as a table tamp. Hanging hardware not included.