PETITE FRITURE: AURA pendant lamp, design by Tomas Kral - All photos: courtesy of PETITE FRITURE.

PETITE FRITURE: AURA pendant lamp, design by Tomas Kral – All photos: courtesy of PETITE FRITURE.

Maison & Objet 2016, Paris – PETITE FRITURE presents AURA lamp by Tomas Kral. The French design editor and talent-scouting brand created a simple, almost archetypical, pedant lamp that is made using a material that is normally used for office accessories.


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PETITE FRITURE: AURA pendant lamp
PETITE FRITURE: AURA pendant lamp
PETITE FRITURE: AURA pendant lamp
PETITE FRITURE: AURA pendant lamp

Tomas Kral created AURA with the intent to sculpt light. The result is a lightweight lighting that diffuses a soft and mellow light through the metal mesh. The pendant lamp is available in two sizes and in pastel colours: beige, dark blue, light-green and coral.

PETITE FRITURE: AURA pendant lamp

“AURA is a series of lamps in rolled sheet metal. The mesh of AURA dresses the light bulb with finesse and lightness. Normally destined for office objects this material plays with light in the same way as a delicate lace veil, allowing a diffused lighting” says Tomas Kral.


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PETITE FRITURE: AURA pendant lamp

After graduating at ECAL – Ecole Cantonale d’art de Lausanne, Slovakian designer Tomas Kral launched his own studio and collaborates with international companies. He now teaches at ECAL industrial design department.

PETITE FRITURE: AURA pendant lamp

“I have a real fixation for materials and procedures, this is something that translates in my research as much as my products and industrial work. I often take my inspiration from traditions and inject something a little unexpected and humourous as well”.


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PETITE FRITURE: AURA pendant lamp

PETITE FRITURE is a design editor and a furniture brand at the same time. The project was founded in 2009 by Amélie du Passage to promote young talents, and to develop with them a catalogue of objects, lighting and small  furniture.

PETITE FRITURE: AURA pendant lamp

The result is elegant and accessible objects that in a simple and uninhibited manner tell a story; objects that understand our daily life and invite us to savour it. Among the most successful projects the Noubilo sofas and armchairs and the Vertigo lamps by Constance Guisset and the Petstool series by Hanna Ernsting.

PETITE FRITURE: AURA pendant lamp