New From Artemide: Yanzi Modern Lighting Collection

The collaboration between Artemide and Neri & Hu, which already produced the NH1217 Table Lamp—a striking modern table lamp that also doubles as pendant lamp—has now yielded Yanzi, a whimsical suite of contemporary lamps that resemble birds on a wire. A collection that includes table lamp, modern floor lamp, pendant light, and a multi-light suspension lamp, Yanzi combines a graphic metal framework with stylized bird-like figures, fashioned from brass and blown glass.

Balance, both visual and metaphorical, is key to Yanzi, where horizontal and vertical metal elements mimic branches or bird perches, upon which each 'bird' resides, its body balancing a head of milky blown glass on its end. According to the designers behind Neri & Hu, a Shanghai-based architectural firm, the urban landscape of their home city—and the converging of city life with the natural world—provided the inspiration for Yanzi, which bears the likeness of birds resting on scaffolding.

While the Yanzi Pendant Lamp features a dome-like clear glass diffuser, not unlike a bird cage, an adjustable track system and various extensions produce endless installation possibilities for Yanzi suspension lights. View the Artemide Yanzi modern lighting collection here >