n 2015, he designed the Paper Lamp table lamps for Ligne Roset, with a delicate, irregular graphic motif on one side of the shade (vertical stripes in the case of the small version and squares for the large version): the fact that this is hand-drawn is the source of all its charm.
This kind of very current graphic effect echoes the strong trend for using textured, geometric motifs to animate flat surfaces in both architecture and interior decoration : this ‘hand-drawn’ approach is very similar to the one adopted by Inga Sempé in 2015 for Tratti, her collection of square tiles which she designed for the Italian company Mutina.
Given the public’s enthusiastic reaction to the chequered motif of his Paper Lamp large table lamp, René Barba quite naturally thought he would try using it on the larger surface of a rug.
In line with the democratic spirit of this project, as initiated with the lights, the motif is offered on a choice of two types of rug, tufted wool or woven kilim, with a corresponding choice of price brackets.
Furthermore, the white background/black motif of the light is echoed on the rug in its ‘negative’ form, with a black background and white motif.