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lolita lighting


most days i’m content to make or “upcycle” as many of the things in my home as possible. but then some days….some days i wish i had a winning lottery ticket in my pocket so i could pick up things that are way out of my price range. at the top of my “lottery winnings” list right now? these super-girly lolita pendant lamps by moooi. they’re over $800 so they’re definitely not entering the bonney/coles household any time soon, but man, if they were say, $700 cheaper? man- they’d be mine in a heartbeat. click here to check them out online and see standing versions….

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17 Comments

Joyce

Aw, since I saw these cuties when I was at Moooi with Anne I have a little obsession for this one too, but than the standing one. In grey or pink. Lovely!

Laura

$800! Where do they get off charging that much for a plastic lamp!? That is literally like $5 in materials… I really get frustrated when they charge so much. Yes this is beautiful design, but charging that much is a slap in the face to consumers. Sorry for the soapbox but gah! I could see them charging $75 for that maybe… but these plastic pendants are not worth $800. YIKES! They’re taking advantage of the consumer. End of story…

grace

laura

i’m with you that it might be overpriced, but it’s not just the cost of materials to consider. it’s the cost of the labor, the shipping, etc. that said, do i think $800 is reasonable? i’m not so sure…

grace

Alisha

I’m really coveting these but I’m with Laura too. $800 is way way over the top. They’re beautiful and kind of sleek and sexy but not worth that arm and leg.

Mojcas

I’m a huge fan of your site and today I was triled to see something that was designed by someone from my country. Nika Zupanc that designed these lamps comes from Slovenia, as I do. :)

Laura

Grace, you are 100% correct, and as an artist myself, I understand that there is a certain value that you put on your creations. The cost of running a business is high, but these are mass produced and I just wonder where they draw the line, you know? It’s so tough to be a design nut and try to be realistic about what I’m spending at the same time! :)

grace

laura

it’s definitely tough- i just didn’t want to see something written off purely for the cost of materials. even if they’re mass produced (are these? they could be made in a smaller plant abroad, which would cost more) they still require paying a factory, etc. but i still agree that these are a little too high for my comfort level. i used to work for a PR firm that represented companies that sold injection molded plastic furniture that was highly highly expensive and i always wondered why the heck things were so pricey for non-handmade goods…

grace

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kat

thanks for the link. this may be a little much, but those chairs actually remind me of panty liners. i know, gross, sorry. but they seriously do ;)

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