Luzern Lamp by Hugo Kretz (again, I know)

Wednesday, October 5, 2011




I Last week I guest posted at Life and It's Other Drugs about our new lamp that is a panorama picture of luzern - you can read why we got it and what it means to us on her blog.  I'm posting about it here too because..well, it's my blog and I can ;)  I did want to draw more attention to the artist though - Hugo Kretz. He has a line of designs from the past year that I'm dreaming of purchasing. I love his idea of "responsible design", or, "solid things that last". He says,
"The design resist trends, with the risk of being understated or even boring. However, the clear goal in my mind is that they are designs which can be enjoyed by their owners now and well in to the future".
Well said! (Although, I'm pretty sure the lamp is the least boring thing I've ever purchased :)) (there is one of sydney also, and plans for more..)







63 comments:

Dancing Branflake said...

Boring? Heck no! I love it and I am totally smitten with him now.

jeanette from everton terrace said...

I agree, boring? Not in the least!

Sara said...

This is a very very cool lamp!!!

Collette Osuna said...

OMG....so NOT boring!! I love it...definitely a conversation piece:)


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andrea despot said...

That is a seriously freaking cool lamp! And I love that it's a floor lamp rather than a table lamp, making its impact that much more. Go you!

Jamie said...

That lamp is amazing - it will be one of your treasured furnishings forever.

I saw this print in an etsy shop today and thought of you:
http://www.etsy.com/listing/80653556/lucerne-luzern-switzerland-8x10-city

I need to convince the shop owner to make a print of Rio then I'm going to buy a print for each of the cities I've lived in.

Hi! I'm LiLi! said...

Wow! Such a cool lamp.


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ellie said...

Such a cool artist! Great piece that will truly last for years to come.

ivy's closet said...

Totally...Not Boring...

Love this piece.

Mrs. Parker said...

love that lamp! how cool!

Ancia said...

This lamp is so fab! Spread a cool atmosphere!
X, Ancia
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Fashion Cappuccino said...

I don't think it's boring at all! It looks so chic and I love lamps..I enjoy looking at them and wish I have more in my house! xoxoxoo

Anna Walker said...

Gosh! That lamp is super fabulous! IT would be the perfect addiction to every single room! PS missed your blog, glad I'm reading it again!

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Cupcake said...

It's a very cool design!
cupcake

FRANKIE HEARTS FASHION said...

oh my! that is one of the coolest lamps I have seen! Definitely not boring...xo

aniamaria said...

wow! this is amazing!
I loved!

thank U so much :*

Olga said...

This lamp is superb!

Selma @ Crazy Little World Of Mine said...

I love my city and I love how he portrays it all. :) Every city should have and also do something like this...or their artists that is. :) I am just in love with that lamp!

Carly said...

What an awesome lamp....certainly a piece to enjoy for years and years...love it. Thanks for sharing.
C

Blicious said...

love your lamo! so pretty!!!!!

xoxo
b

Christianna said...

That flipping awesome! I'm glad you bought it and re posted it!

Sunny & Star said...

So love that lamp. Would love having it sitting in my living room.

She Wore It Well said...

NOT BORING! incredible!

sherri said...

so dig it~!

Punctuation Mark said...

i love it... it's really cool!!!

ilene @ muchloveilly said...

gorgeous lamp! i want!

Buckeroomama said...

That lamp is sooo cool!

Kavery said...

I love his work and having a lamp like that in your house would be soothing and wonderful!

Sarah said...

This is in no way boring! Its perfect, so gorgeous.

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Sandra Leiva said...

Woahhh, that's a beautiful decoration!! I love it <3

Nanne said...

I love it, it reminds me of a lamp that some friends of my parents had in their home sometimes in the mid-seventies....I think it was the New York skyline or something, with a sunset background.

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Nice lamp!

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Ola said...

this lamp is absolutley extraoridnary!

ashley // chasing heartbeats said...

so in LOVE! i would love to see more from other cities!!

Kellie Collis said...

It's a gorgeous piece! Enjoy the delightful day, Kellie xx

Kristin H said...

What a fabulous lamp. Reminds me of this great lamp we had to unfortunately leave behind in NY. With a turqouise tree photo circle inside...

polkadotpeticoat said...

Love this lamp!!!!

Cat said...

This lamp is awesome! If it were in my living room, I would just sit and stare at it all day like some sort of teenage crush :)

♥ Cat brideblu

Annie said...

SUCH a cool lamp!!

Silver Strands said...

Wow - SO interesting! Not at ALL boring!

Gloria said...

What a wonderful idea for a lamp - and it looks amazing!

Lynn {hearted girl} said...

Krystal, what an incredible lamp!!! no wonder you wanted to bring more attention its way, this fella is a simplicity master. i LOVE it, terrific conversation piece too. ♥

Catita said...

that is far from Boring!!! Great lamp and unusual ;)
xoxo
Catita

SmartBear said...

SPECTACULAR! I love it.
Best,
Tina

brittany said...

that lamp is amazing! seriously genius. i just love people and their creativity.

Elle Sees said...

Sweet and decorative. I like it.

Carolina said...

Oh my, that looks amazing!

Bonnie said...

I thinK I am in love with this lamp. I have never been in love with a lamp before. But I like it. :)

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Jaime @ La vie...J'aime said...

what a cool/unique piece! it's be cool if he did custom pieces!

Nnenna said...

Not at all boring! That is one special piece! =)

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Alena: Oh, It's Just Perfect! said...

This is AMAZING!! Oh my gosh. I want one too!! Going to check out the artist now.

Paula (The Sea Green Journal) said...

What an awesomely cool lamp! I'd definitely get one if i could.

Have a fabulous weekend ahead :)

Tine said...

Ohhh this is awesome! Very cool!

Poppies and Sunshine said...

Love this lamp! It is amazing. What an incredible artist!

Marissa said...

This is absolutely incredible! Thanks for sharing - really!

Diana Mieczan said...

That lamp is super cool:) I truly adore it! Kisses, sweetie.

shopgirl said...

I love how furniture can be living art in your home.

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interior decorator burlington said...

This is a very cool lamp. I just love people and their creativity.

Nikki said...

Sheesh! I want one now. I can't remember what words Bryan used to describe it "exquisite" perhaps? It really was.

Ans said...

LOVE THIS LAMP, WANT ONE, LOVE TO HAVE A LONDON ONE!!!
XXX

Clare Alicia said...

This lamp is perfect!

SoapyMermaid said...

I love this minimalism and the subtle details.. very interesting designer.

Camilla Johnson said...

Hi Krystal!

I've been wandering through blogs from Switzerland since I'm planning to move there.
I just found yours and after reading some post about decoration and design - areas that I'm passionate about - I remembered a lamp I saw the other day, Amy Lamp, have you seen it? It's inspired in Amy Winehouse (don't know if you like the singer though...). It's in facebook

http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10151006562215128&set=a.389422495127.364363.379055705127&type=3&theater

Keep up the nice work!

 

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