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The CMYK lamp was created by Netherlands-based designer Dennis Parren. It's available at Inform Interiors in Seattle, located at 300 Dexter Avenue North. (Image: Melanie Biehle / Seattle Refined)

Contemporary Design to Light Up Your Life

One way to freshen up the look of your entire room is to add a piece of interesting lighting. My first lamp obsession that I can remember was with the Pablo Elise table lamps. I saw them in a high-end modern furniture shop on Beverly Boulevard in Los Angeles and I couldn't stop thinking about them. Eventually, they had to come and live with me. When I heard about the Dennis Parren CMYK color lamp at Inform Interiors, I felt a similar tug. I had to go and see it for myself.

The CMYK lamp was designed with three different colored LED bulbs that project light up from a circular platform at the base of the lamp. The light crosses thin white metal bars and splits to cast cyan, magenta, and yellow shadows onto the surrounding surfaces. The Netherlands-based designer describes the CMYK lamp as, "not to be understood, but to show that light is the only rightful owner of color."

Parren goes on to say that the LED bulbs let him show how the primary colors of light (red, green and blue) and the pigment colors (cyan, magenta and yellow) interact with each other. I love how light can make a small physical object affect so much space.

Inform Interiors is a beautiful space filled with modern furniture, lighting, and accessories. If you have a chance, stop by and see the CMYK lamp. My other favorite light fixtures on their showroom floor were the geometric Etch pendants and the Flask pendants from Tom Dixon, the Slow Glow Lamp by Droog (a lamp that's filled with vegetable fat that changes composition based on it's interaction with the light source), and the Zeppelin pendant lamp designed by Marcel Wanders. You can take a look at all of these pieces from Inform Interiors in our photo gallery.