Kartell's Bourgie Lamp (re-designed)

The Bourgie lamp was designed by Ferruccio Laviani for Kartell in Italy and has been a true modern design classic, the inspiration came from an old fixture sitting on his desk and a 1970s disco song by Ashford & Simpson repeating ‘Everybody wants to be bourgie bourgie’.
As part of their 10h anniversary, Kartell has commissioned several designers and artists around the world to re design the iconic table lamp, tribute to the designer and now the iconic piece and to the sharing of ideas.
Original design by Laviani

Eugeni Quitllet celebrated the lamp’s anniversary by turning it into a cake, with 10 candle-shaped bulbs emerging from its lampshade

Nendo decided not to change the original but use its silhouette to inspire a new piece: ‘Eigruob’ is an inverted version of Ferruccio Laviani’s design

‘The future is a present from the past’ is the message that Patrick Jouin decided to spell out in block capital letters on the lampshade of his matte black Bourgie
Patricia Urquiola’s interpretation plays a dual role: the designer took apart the lamp’s base and reshaped it into a hanging fixture, both as an iconic memory of its design and also to playfully recall the shape of a carousel

Swedish design trio Front melted the stand of the Bourgie to reshape it into a reading light in the form of a humorous character peeking over a reader’s shoulder

For Mario Bellini the Bourgie tripled up as a coat and umbrella stand. He commented: ‘nothing is created … everything is transformed’

Ludovica+Roberto Palomba considered the design process behind the original lamp and stripped it back to its sketch state, producing a silhouette in iron wire and projecting its lines with a multi-coloured bulb

Philippe Starck visited flea markets, street vendors and small shops to gather a collection of colourful plastic bracelets, charms and chains, which he used to dress up the Bourgie

How would you re design the Bourgie?