Kandabi at Designersblock London 2010

August 19, 2010

Kandabi is a bold entry bringing STATEMENT LIGHTING to your walls. Driven by strong symbolism, Kandabi’s luminaries push all the traditional boundaries with a unique perspective that goes beyond pure aesthetics, providing room for self expression and interpretation, whilst engaging the heart and the mind, as well as the eye.

The 4th Monkey
The three wise monkeys are a pictorial maxim. Some simply take the proverb as a reminder not to be snoopy, nosy and gossipy. “See no Evil, Hear no Evil, Speak no Evil”. In English, the monkeys’ names are often given as Mizaru, covering his eyes; Mikazaru, covering his ears; and Mazaru, covering his mouth. There is also a fourth monkey, Shizaru, covering his crotch, who symbolises the principle of ‘Do no Evil’ and which has been abstractly depicted in this piece by the deliberate placement of the light source in the middle monkey’s abdomen. Material: Perspex tint 914 and tassels.


Inspired by Robert Indiana’s iconic work first created for a Christmas Card for the Museum of Modern Art and with sculptural versions installed at numerous American and international locations, LOVE has become an universal symbol with strong visual recognition. To further strengthen its individual appeal and to allow room for personalization, we have incorporated a perforation above the letter ‘V’ which allows the buyer to hang a personal amulet or any other special token from it. Material: Perspex Clear 000.

The Vitruvian Man

The Vitruvian man Is a world-renowned image created by Leonardo da Vinci around the year 1487, often used as a symbolic meaning of ‘man as measure of all things’. It depicts a nude male figure in two superimposed positions with his arms and legs apart and simultaneously inscribed in a circle, symbolising the spiritual existence, and a square, symbolising the material, executed using red faux suede string wrapped around 4 stainless steel metal spikes, and a silver metal skull end bead. A twist is introduced, the sexual existence, by deliberate placement of the light source in the man’s erotic zone. Material: Perspex Green 6T21 (glass effect).

Designersblock London takes place at the Bargehouse:

Oxo Tower Wharf
Bargehouse Street
South Bank
London SE1 9PH

Designersblock London 2010 23rd – 26th September
Free online registration

Bargehouse is owned and managed by Coin Street Community Builders

Opening times: Designersblock London 2010
23 – 26 September

Thursday 23rd – 10am – 8pm
Friday 10am 24th – 6pm
Saturday 10am 25th – 7pm
Sunday 10am 26th – 6pm


The London Design Festival