“I think I’m slowly ditching function for the completely abstract,” was the first thing Gilad said during our studio visit. The exception? He's been working with the Italian lighting manufacturer Flos on several projects, many of which are in production or on their way. These lights, based on historical lampshade archetypes, are the first three in a series Gilad plans to expand every year. Each bears a plaque with the name and period of its shade. From left: Renaissance Cupola, Ottoman Tulip, and Victorian Grandeur.