Table Lamp Fold

Metal table lamp, in 4 colors

Designer: Formafantasma


Part of the Fold collection, this limited edition table lamp is the result of a collaboration between Maison Matisse and the Italian design duo Formafantasma.

Its character and softness allow it to adapt to many spaces: on a desk or a bedside table, as a mood lamp in your living room or as a simple decoration in a library... Our contemporary design table lamp can thus be played with in many ways and easily integrated in very different interiors.

The two plates that make it up are independent, so it is very easy to change its orientation, as well as to vary its intensity thanks to its switch.

Limited edition of 8 pieces + 4 artist's proofs

Each piece is numbered and signed by the designers and Maison Matisse


Composition: Steel with metallic lacquer, LED strips

Color to be chosen in the collection's palette : metallic green, metallic blue, metallic pink and metallic red
Made to order, we adapt the electrical plug to the country of destination
Price: on request only, via email to
Dimensions : 44x28x21 cm
Made in Italy
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Maintenance advice

We recommend cleaning with a soft, slightly dampened cloth. 
The use of abrasive products is strongly discouraged. 
Prolonged exposure to direct sunlight may alter the color of the parts.


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Arts and materials

The manufacturing of this lamp required the intervention of six different craftsmen, each bringing their own know-how, combining complexity and innovation.

The metal used for the structure of this piece was first cut using laser technology, very high level of precision. 

After being cut and shaped to give life to the design imagined by Formafantasma, the metal is polished and cleaned several times by hand by an expert, to remove the last imperfections of the metal, before being protected by a thin layer of varnish.

The paint is then sprayed on, requiring up to 10 successive coats to bring out the color and achieve the desired effect. A final coat of varnish completes the rendering of the metal, whose unique shine offers spectacular depth effects.


The Fold table lamp is part of the Fold collection, born from a carte blanche given to the duo of designers Formafantasma to reinterpret one of the major themes of Henri Matisse's work : the Cut-outs.


Following a major operation, the painter was forced to rest. Wishing to continue to sublimate his art, he began to cut and assemble pieces of paper painted with gouache, which he then placed, with the help of his assistant, directly on the walls of his studio. This renaissance, both personal and artistic, is at the origin of several major works. 

Inspired by Henri Matisse's creation process, the Formafantasma worked from scale models, cutting and assembling large sheets of paper to obtain several lamps.

Using a ruler and a blade, rather than the scissors used by Matisse, the duo cut and folded paper before replacing it with metal, a material so similar and yet so contrary, and composing with these sheets, a sculptural table lamp.


Formafantasma est un studio de design basé sur la recherche qui étudie les forces écologiques, historiques, politiques et sociales qui façonnent la discipline du design aujourd'hui.

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