Lodes has renewed its collaboration with Norwegian architecture and design studio, Snøhetta, to expand the Volum collection. Following the launch of the Volum pendant lamp last year, the collection has been revisited to include new ceiling, wall and table lamps, comprising a series of glass lamps that are poetically simple yet complex in its technically driven solution. Volum pays homage to the Italian tradition of globe-shaped glass lamps and the wider glassblowing process that morphs glass into naturally imperfect shapes. Simultaneously, it exemplifies the modern architectural sensibilities of the Oslo-based designers.
Volum glows uniformly in all directions providing a calming and coherent radiance. Snøhetta was inspired by the architectural need for a contextually adaptable and scalable light and consequently created four blown glass lamps, measuring 14 cm, 22 cm, 29 cm and 42 cm (diameter), which can stand alone or in a group, complementing each other intuitively and harmoniously. The new additions also feature new functions, exploring the concept of 360° lighting in diverse spaces. In its table lamp form, Volum features a dimmer that allows users to adjust the intensity of the light to enhance mood and atmosphere. Its clean aesthetic suits a range of applications – ideal for domestic use as well as for public spaces, such as in a lobby or hotel room. *
The new ceiling and wall-mounted versions have an IP 54 rating, which guarantees protection against external agents such as dust or splashing water. This durability allows the new Volum additions to be used in humid environments such as in a bathroom or inside a spa. Furthermore, there is also an option to attach a flange on the back of the base, in order to fix the lamp on mirrored surfaces, creating bespoke lighting compositions.
Volum is completed in a glossy white finish that offers a decorative touch due to the reflections shown on its surface. Its discreet design hides a diffuser and frame within the globe, which illuminates the silicone base. The latest products can meet challenging and specific design requirements – Volum represents another step in Lodes’ ongoing exploration of the relationship between lighting, space and the ways in which individuals interacts with these elements.
*for North America only available On/off version