About the ProductThe method employed in creating Stitches allows LZF to design and produce a variety of lamp shapes, each with its own distinct pattern. In effect, it is a relatively simple way of making a large collection of lighting. Still, the challenge lies in crafting different Stitches models from wood veneer. A fragile material, LZF is pushing the limits of wood veneer by skilfully manipulating it in a traditional sewing-like manner. With its four original Stitches models—known as Mopti, Tombuctú, Djenné and Bamako—LZF has created an aesthetic and innovative range of handmade wood lamps. Each lamp is named after a town or city in Mali, as their shapes allude to the adobe mosques found across the West African nation. Moreover, Mali has a long history as a producer of embroidery, something embodied in Stitches.
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Design duo Sandro Totthil and Marivi Calvo kicked off their company LZF Lamps in 1994. The first lamps were simple upright hand-painted wood tubes that Calvo, an artist, designed. The couple hired a stand at the Madrid Gift Fair to sell their wares and enjoyed their first big break when a buyer for a hotel project in Mallorca saw the lamps and ordered 700 units.