The minimalist table lamp “The Recto” by Korean designer Yoonjaerry Lee Yunja is a contemporary and functional lamp, characterized by its simple shape and practical features.
The minimalist design of the lamp is dominated by a rectangular base that adds a sense of stability to the space. The base also serves as a small room divider, on which notes or reminders can be placed. The horizontal shapes become practical shelves that keep everyday items like pens or paper clips handy.
The name “Recto” has meanings in both Spanish and French. In Spanish, “recto” means straight, which emphasizes the lamp’s clean lines and orderly shape. In French, however, “recto” refers to the right side of an open book or the front of a loose document. The horizontal plane on the stand thus becomes another page, perfectly illuminating the text on the paper.
“The Recto” is a successful example of how minimalist design and functionality can go hand in hand.
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