Designed by Gijs Bakker in 1973 and taking inspiration from the light defusing umbrellas used in photography studios. Bakker aimed to create a lamp with the function dispersing the light. The source of light is a simple lightbulb not masked by the shade and placed central to the lamp.
The Paraplu lamp features in the Smithsonian and Cooper Hewitt collections.
The lamp is made from chrome-plated metal and silk (synthetic). There are signs of usage and age. Some fraying and light marking to the shade and some patina to metal.