GT09 is a minimalist lamp created by San Francisco, California, designed by Garcia Tamjidi Architecture Design. The designers created GT09, with a straightforward simplicity in material and process that is laid bare in the grace of its final forms. Beginning with the conceptual origins of form— the line and the plane— the lamp was iterated through a regimen of origami-inspired folding. This visceral process was central; each move can be witnessed by and directly impacts the next. Production starts with a flat sheet of pure aluminum cut with a fiber optic laser accurate to the millimeter, the lamps rendered in two dimensions in the abstract. They are then contoured and formed on a press break with eight tons of bending force wrapping the aluminum sheet around air. The aluminum is coupled with cloth-braided power chords, themselves a product of their own mode of folding that allows the most basic form of the line to take on sculptural possibilities of its own. On GT09, a standing lamp cantilevers over its leg, striking a graceful balance and framing the elements of the room around it. The charcoal grey cord weaves through, formally countering and balancing each bend with a graceful arc of its own, adding a note of utility to the curves. Finished with a clear satin anodized finish, any ambient light in the room reflects off the edges of the lamp with a soft glow, subtly calling out its form.

Photography by Joe Fletcher Photography