by Joan Gaspar , 2019
Just as materials and techniques evolve, so do lamps. The TXL managed to light up exteriors with the same warmth as interiors. But “all things must change to stay the same”, and so the lamp is updated and presented with a new fabric shade. This new material better withstands adverse weather conditions and clothes the lamp in a ductile, and yet solid and resilient look. The new TXL wants to fill the space with its own light. Its design stands out for its size, but it’s the fabric material that allows the light to pass through the shade and shimmer.
Another change accorded by the designer is the base, now made of poured concrete, giving it a cleaner, one-piece look. Strong and formidable, the TXL prospers, but its essence remains unchanged and it continues to serve its purpose: to take the inviting light of a home and move it outdoors.