Design – While trying to convert the Irish into Christians, Ireland’s patron St. Patrick used the ‘shamrock’ to explain the holy trinity with each leaf representing the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. The shamrock’s three leaves are also said to stand for faith, hope and love, while a fourth leaf is supposed to bring good luck. On St. Patrick’s Day, the most celebrated National Day globally, we have selected 7 clover-shaped designs to celebrate.
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Australian designer Brodie Neill created an ultra-contemporary LED suspension lamp with flowing lines that fold, expand, and merge for Kundalini. The three-dimensional structure calls to mind the organic lines of a cloverleaf. The light source, hidden at the meeting point of the three petals, casts light onto the internal surfaces in a continuous play of reflections and rebounds.
Designed by Verner Panton in 1969, the Cloverleaf modular sofa stands out as one of his most unique works – sculptural, organic aesthetics and functional qualities combined. The In & Outdoor version is made from 100% recyclable PE and ready for the outdoors. The design is available in a wide selection of colours.
Soft, quirky and even available in green. The 70s inspired PolsPotten’s thick and rounded Clover Stool. It’s upholstered in a cosy boucle fabric that embraces its bold, modern lines. It’s sturdy, comfortable and sits at a perfect 45cm height – great for smaller spaces and bedrooms.
Can armchair turn into flowers? Apparently, yes, according to Ron Arad. For Italian company Driade, the Israeli designer abstracted the shape of the iconic Irish symbol to create Clover, a seat for both outdoor and indoor, made from a single block of polyethylene.
For the 2015 Paris Climate Conference, French designer Mathieu Lehanneur has created the Clover tree-like and twig-shaped street lamp. The lighting rests on spindly wooden stems with a cluster of petal-shaped lamps at the top. A bench and pair of stools underneath the street light offer seating to pedestrians and echo the material and rippled surface of the lamp.
For Alivar, Italian designer Giuseppe Bavuso has created Clover, a set of three coffee tables. The lightweight design has a triangular shape with rounded corners and easily fits in a variety of areas, thus optimising space. The legs come in die-cast aluminium chrome-plated, black nickel or painted. The top is available in marble, lacquered MDF or glazed ceramic finishing.
Large Clover Pendant by New York-based company Lampa is a ceiling-mounted biomorphic pendant fixture with a hidden white linen diffuser and a natural and organic curving glow. The lighting design is available in cherry, maple, birch, white linen or 20 other sustainable wood veneer finishes.