PET Lamp is a project that began in 2011 in Madrid, Spain, and is led by a philosophy to make ‘attractive, desirable contemporary objects’. The organisation’s aim is to work with designers and creative businesses from around the world, exploring forms and artisanal cultures to create their unique lighting collections. In addition to Ethiopia, to date, PET Lamp has also worked in Chile and Colombia. Fusing the local artisanal techniques with industrial ones, PET Lamp develops their products using design and production processes that take into consideration ecological issues and the social impact the resulting products will have in the environment. PET Lamp has also exhibited its award-winning designs at some of the world’s most prestigious cultural institutions.
Salem’s Ethiopia is a local retailer and producer of Ethiopian cultural craft’s. The company was co-founded by Salem Kassahun, who together with a dedicated team have fostered a wide network of links to highly skilled artisans from around the country with the aim of providing them with a platform to showcase and retail the products they produce. Salem’s Ethiopia seeks to uphold and share Ethiopia’s traditional and creative culture through products that incorporate the country’s longstanding cotton and weaving heritage, embroidery, basket-weaving, and religious symbolism.
Available from PET Lamp, The Abyssinia Lamp comes as a single lamp or as a linked collection of three or six shades.
The Abyssinia Lamp Collection is currently priced from: €540-€3240
For further information about PET Lamp visit: www.petlamp.org
For further information about Salem’s Ethiopia visit: www.salemsethiopia.com