The designer lighting maker’s latest illuminating creations feature sustainable production methods and new colors inspired by nature
Words by ANH-MINH LE and MARIE LOOK
Headquartered in San Francisco, Gantri partners with designers worldwide — including Los Angeles-based industrial designer Chris Granneberg and Bilbao’s award-winning Muka Design Lab — to deliver lighting that’s 3-D-printed on demand. “We want to make nebulous technologies like 3-D printing relevant to real people,” says founder and CEO Ian Yang, who launched the company in 2017.
Utilizing a production method that minimizes waste and relies on a custom-blended biodegradable plastic comprised of natural corn starch, Gantri debuted four new designs this past spring, including S.F.-based Louis Filosa’s Cantilever, a take on the spherical table lamp, and PyraSphere, which evokes a moon rising over a mountain.
More recently, the brand introduced the ultra-utilitarian Suyo table light, created in partnership with East Coast designer McKay Nilson; it features a bowed head, soft edges and an open base that begs to hold a small plant (or writing instruments, if you prefer).
Further upping its creative game and folding in an affection for Mother Earth, Gantri just made select lights available in six new, nature-inspired colors — rust-hued Canyon, pinkish Coral, moody green Forest, pale green Meadow, deep blue Midnight and light blue Sky — as well as upgraded to water-based paints that not only produce a slightly glossier eggshell finish but are also friendlier to the environment. Now that’s a bright idea.
Feature image: LOUIS FILOSA for GANTRI PyraSphere table light in Coral, $128. Also available in Snow, Sand, Forest and Carbon.