a flying nautilus

At the forefront of LED technology, Helsinki-based Saas Instruments introduced this wonderfully shaped pendant at the Milan Furniture Fair earlier in the year.

Designed by Finnish interior architect Samuli Naamanka, I love the fact that when looked at from the bottom, its silhouette reminds me of the cross-section of one of those glorious nautilus shells. The shade is made from a by-product of sugar starch and so it is 100% biodegradable.  And while you might think this means cheap looking, think again.  Its outside finish gives the shade a chic-glam look.
image credit: Take Nord Shape.  For purchasing information contact SaasInstruments, Helsinki.
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