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The new lamp-sculpture designed by Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec for Flos

2 May 2023

Luce Orizzontale presents characteristics of a high-end artisan product, comparable to a bespoke piece

 

Luce Orizzontale by Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec by Flos is sculptural piece inspired by a previous bespoke installation of the French designers for an important building. Luce Orizzontale is a top-of-the-range, state-of-the-art object playing with the uncommon effect of light reflection from cast glass elements. Although designed for both the residential and contract markets, it presents an out of the ordinary level of craftsmanship quality. Craftsmanship is first and foremost seen in the details. Each cylinder is made by hand by pouring the glass into a mold: the glassmaker’s movements creating signs on the glass that make each piece unique.

«It is not a technical glass», explain Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec, «but an ever-changing material, inserted in aluminum extrusions. The result we wanted to achieve was precise but also fluctuating and vibrant».

Luce Orizzontale is modular: the range includes three configurations of 8, 10 or 12 cast glass cylinders, suspended and interconnected to form structures of different lengths. The glass cylinders rest on a primary polished aluminum bar which is the supporting axis of the lamp. The light sources are inserted in the bar (a strip of LEDs that gives light upwards and one that pushes it downwards). The touch dimmer, compatible with Dali and Push Dim systems, is positioned at one end of the bar.

Luce Orizzontale, which has a range of dimensions that varies from just over one and a half meters to almost two and a half meters, was designed to illuminate rectangular tables in private residences as well as meeting rooms. When installed in parallel rows, it creates a sculptural presence which is perfectly suitable for large public spaces: in hotels, restaurants, corporate offices and museums.

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