Jake Phipps’s idea of the cage traces the tradition of canary’s in homes. Canary presence in households dates back to the Egyptian and Roman civilizations; in Middle Ages and in English courts, it was a sign of good manners to have canaries in the sitting room. Thus, an icon of British high-ranking state turns into a CASAMANIA object-lamp. A symbolic figure, enhanced by gold plating and made useful for its illuminating function.
Birds are made in BOSA hand-decorated ceramics, black painted or 24 carats gold plated, the frame is in metal rod, either black painted or gold plated in the total gold version. The LED lighting fixture is mounted in the base of the cage, covered by a double shielding in polycarbonate, that on the one hand lights up the environment, on the other the inside of the cage.
Materials and finishes
Cage: metal rod, either black painted or 24 carats gold plated.
Bird: hand-decorated ceramics, black painted or 24 carats gold plated.