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Nicolo Taliani's Lamp Displays Wound Cord Inside of Clear Glass Base

Visible Cord Lamp: Love It or Leave It?

I spend so much time trying to hide my cords, and wind my cords, that sometimes I just want to be totally rid of cords. That's why I would have never considered something that's normally the general bane of my existence to be beautiful. I am totally speechless about this lamp — a design presented by Nicolo Taliani at this year's ICFF (International Contemporary Furniture Fair).

The sheer modernness of it — the silhouette, color, glass base — makes the tangled cord inside work, while a more complicated design would just make it look like a mess. But for me, I'd buy this lamp as soon as it was available and put it in my place in a heartbeat.

What's your take? Hot piece or hot mess?

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jennacyde jennacyde 9 years
At first I thought it was a DIY with one of those big orange extension cords... and then I took a closer look. When I make one for myself, I promise the plug won't be so ugly :)
MartiniLush MartiniLush 9 years
just not feelin' it!
Budmufin Budmufin 9 years
I like it, but it would only be practical if the cord could be extended or retracted from within the base.
kahribar kahribar 9 years
Would look cute in a teen room.
GlowingMoon GlowingMoon 9 years
I like it. There's an open honesty about it.
jennjennnbubba jennjennnbubba 9 years
its cool but not eye catching
homekeeper homekeeper 9 years
I like it.
MissMarisol MissMarisol 9 years
It's divine! It would be perfect in my office.
hightechlipgloss hightechlipgloss 9 years
it reminds me of my messy home
ShePirate2010 ShePirate2010 9 years
killitded83 killitded83 9 years
ALSW ALSW 9 years
I can't decde. But I think I too would like it if it were filled with cord.
alliallialli alliallialli 9 years
I would like it if it were completely stuffed full with cord, then it would make sort of an interesting design. Think its just looks kind of messy how it is.
shalee55 shalee55 9 years
luckyclovr15 luckyclovr15 9 years
neko neko 9 years
I take every effort to hide cords too, including running them through the walls and under the carpet. I think this design looks messy, but contained. However, I wouldn't keep it in a colorful or busy room, and I don't think this design is strong enough to hold a focal point in a minimal one.
hotstuff hotstuff 9 years
I like it.
apeacefulife apeacefulife 9 years
calamari calamari 9 years
I really like it, but I think you've gotta have a pretty minimal interior to make it work.
Madamesoybean Madamesoybean 9 years
I love red...I also think this is interesting design. Intentional and in glass...nor random cords. Looks like the voting is neck & neck.
steph_b_247 steph_b_247 9 years
It's not tacky. How it that tacky?
Kazagirl Kazagirl 9 years
rosey rosey 9 years
I think it looks messy too. Cords are ugly things you hide and this just isn't doing anything for me.
jessie jessie 9 years
that just makes it look messier to me...and my house is plenty messed up already, don't need to buy stuff to make it look that way! :)
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