The Donkey in the System
by Thomas Wagner | 4/20/2016
Cage was inspired by old lanterns: it has a simple luminous body protected by a decorative cage. In Diesel's interpretation, the contrast between the metallic grille of the irregular structure, with its almost handmade feel and the inner brilliant diffuser, gives the lamp its particular appeal.
Cage is available in three colours , each with a different character. The detail of its tapered stand also adds an extra touch of glamour. In white, Cage is elegant and delicate; in black it is very cool, while in light green it recalls the pop atmosphere of the '60s and '70s. The lamp has a dual soul: the colour of the diffuser changes depending on whether the lamp is on or off. When it is off, the full, strong colours reflect the design of the cage on the shiny surface; once turned on the body fills with light and changes colour: for example, black transforms into aubergine. Cage produces an almost magical light of differing intensity.
Cage is available in hanging, floor and table versions. A variation on the table model, rendering it multi-functional, was inspired by construction-site work lights: it sits in a tripod stand but can be freely positioned anywhere you want. In the floor version the light is projected towards the ceiling, while in the hanging model it is focussed on the surface below. Cage fits well into both unusual and traditional environments and is therefore a great choice for a range of homes.
|Light regulation||stepless dimmer|
|Stand/ mounting||with footplate|
|Inspection seal /certification||ENEC|
|Form of protection (DIN 40050)||IP20 protection against: solids > 12 mm|
|Safety class||class II (protective isolation)|
|Fire prevention classes||F|
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