The "Kran" - Evolution of a Concept

by Dimitar Palanski June 14, 2017

The "Kran" - Evolution of a Concept

The first "Kran" desk lamp was born in my home back in 2012. It was of significant meaning for Paladim and me because it was the first of many to come. Many and better.

The first Kran desk lamp, 2012
"Kran" number one, 2012. A wire from an old lamp was used. Twine was entagled around it to hide the ugly white rubber of the cable cord. Used a GU10 socket. Really unstable and unbalanced... The photo was taken at home on the background of white wrapping paper. Not so good, but after reconsidering the structure there was the next version.

Kran desk lamp - 2012
"Kran" the revised version, 2012. Changed the proportions.

Kran desk lamp - 2013
"Kran", 2013. Now crafting all Paladim products in the garage workshop.

Kran desk lamp - 2013
"Kran" double arms and more stability, 2013.

Kran desk lamp - 2013Kran desk lamp - 2014
"Kran" without twine and with stainless steel wire attachment, 2014. Powered by G9 light bulb.

Kran desk lamp - 2015Kran desk lamp - 2015
"Kran", 2015.

Kran desk lamp - 2016
"Kran" hot-stamped, 2016. Stronger than ever.

 Kran desk lamp - shade 2017Kran sketchComputer drawing for laser cuting Kran
"Kran" next level, 2017.

Kran 2017
"Kran" present, 2017.

Kran future
"Kran" in the future... we'll see.



Dimitar Palanski
Dimitar Palanski


Dimitar here, the creator. First, I should tell you that I have been creating and making things since ever. As a kid I used to take toys apart and use their components to create my own R2D2s and some fancy gadgets (which almost never worked as planned...). Then it was time to make some bigger projects, like rebuilding bikes (surprise - a BMX tyre works on a mountain bike!). And after that, it was the IT period, when I started programming computer games and started exploring the world of graphic design. Then, during my second year in the University of National and World Economy (UNWE, Sofia, got my bachelor's degree in HR there), I decided I should have a home-built lamp. And so I did. It didn't turn very nice and I had to make another one, and then I had an idea for a third one and there the story goes on... An Etsy shop, loud noises at home (hammering and cutting wood planks, my sister hated it) and there was the first sale. A few months later I moved to our current workshop and started working together with my brother Svetoslav. Since 2012 we have developed many projects, of which only the best ones survived (you can see them in our shop!). We have always strived to provide well-designed products of good use and quality, that will stand the test of time. And most important, we combine modern style and wood in our own Paladim style. So go ahead, make a nice addition for your home or office, be creative! [:

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What are Paladim products made of?
All of our works are made of high-quality lime wood. Because of its' durability, flexibility and beauty, it is our best choice for raw material.

How are Paladim products made? Are they handmade?
Every item that goes out of the Paladim workshop is made to be great! And we always make sure of it. By taking good care of our smart and practical design and having a special love for details. Our products are each made by hand by somebody from the team. It starts from receiving your order, through making the item, and finally packing and shipping it to you. Safe and eco-friendly.

Do you ship worldwide? And is it safe?
You bet we do. From our workshop in Bulgaria we have shipped products to our clients from over 55 countries around the globe. Safe and fast. Production time for most of our products is 3 to 5 days. Then we ship via international priority airmail, which is reliable and fast. See more about how long shipping takes here.

Do you make custom orders? 
It is our job as designers and crafters to always try something new and fresh. This is why if you want to have something custom made for you, let us know. We will discuss it, give you some options, and bring it to life! Contact us here.