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Louis Filosa is an industrial design studio based in New York that focuses on simplicity with a soul. Inspired by the blurring lines of gender and the rejection that minimalism has to be cold, Louis approaches design with a quest to create pieces that blend function with fun – products he feels are missing from the market.
Brooklyn, New York
I think as designers we get caught up in photoshoots and product staging. It’s just not real. I’m constantly hunting down what real people’s homes look like because at the end of the day, that’s who I'm designing for. That's where Cantilever belongs.
When I started designing a desk light at the beginning of the summer in Brooklyn, I passed an ice cream truck playing music and saw people holding cones of soft serve. That moment at the start of summer is magical, and sweet treats like ice cream and frozen yogurt feel nostalgic in a way. I really wanted to capture that feeling for people at home, especially in the home office where things can get quite serious.
I think looking for inspiration means opening your mind to the world and finding surprising moments that might not be so obvious.