Natalia Kokosalaki Architecture
The Coco-Nat Light is a wooden table light inspired from the coconut fruit due to its shape, texture and the numerous ways it cracks open for us to consume it. When it splits in two, its brown, hard-shelled seed reveals a white flesh with fluid-filled central cavity. This unexpected contrast was the driving force for our design.
Based on this idea we created this small wooden light which is extra thick on the outside, but with the touch of a button a bright and sleek internal content suddenly appears. Each part rotates horizontally and diffuses the light towards several directions, from the entirely closed position to the wide open one. The user can choose its scale depending on his needs and mood, and as a result the Coco-Nat is transformed each time to a different lighting object.
Like the fruit when split in two, The |Co|Co-Nat Light consists of two wooden hemispherical parts which are connected with a cylindrical metal rotating mechanism.The two parts are banded with a leather strap that controls the light’s aperture from close to open position. Its material is solid beech wood with 15 mm thickness. Imitating the internal white flesh of a coconut, the interior is lacquered with a satin white tone which reflects and scatters the light beautifully to the surroundings.
Athanasiou Douli, Manufacturer
Cleanthis Dimitris, Photography
Dimensions: ø22cm x 25cm height, Rotating mechanism ø1.5cm x 1.27cm height, Lamp max 1 x 5W (E14), globe ø4.5cm