Ceiling fotorobert

Published on June 12th, 2014 | by Jules Yap


Zenzational FOTO lamp


Materials: FOTO lamp shade

I bought a generic lamp ‘Foto’ and made a design inspired by the beautiful yet expensive lamps by Zenza.

I marked the design with pencil on the aluminium and drilled holes for three weeks (three sizes) and after a light polish the bowl is complete.


Hang the bowl upside down and use a diffuse lightbulb for a softer effect.

~ Robert van Piggelen

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Jules Yap

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7 Responses to Zenzational FOTO lamp

  1. rana says:

    Great work.. really impressed
    What did you use for drilling?

  2. Cleo says:

    Absolutely stunning Robert. Would you be able to post a link to show us what you mean by “metal capping”? Also, after you drilled did you have to sand down any metal burrs?

  3. Wies says:

    Looks great! How would you attach this to the ceiling?

  4. CalCat52 says:

    I did this w/a colander. Looks really cool. A lot less work.

  5. Pablo says:

    Great idea!

    I’m moving soon and I think this is the lamp I want for my bedroom, but I don’t know how to adjust a pattern to fit the shape of the lamp. ¿Could you explain it for us? ¿And is it easy to replace the lightbulb?

    • Robert van Piggelen says:

      @pablo….I just copied a design by Zenza but you can use any pattern you like. Just use a pencil to draw your pattern to see if it fits the bowl. Also don’t be afraid to make litte mistakes, that is what makes it look non-mechanical/handmade.

  6. aos says:

    Nice i am absolutely going to try a similar design
    BTW Since im Swedish i am ashamed of how the have treated you
    Narrowminded B******s
    They should instead see you as an IKEAMagnet pulling people to their stores
    What about twisting the name a lttle bit to prevent them from harassing you
    I cant say that i have any good suggestions
    But ill Think about it

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