The Donkey in the System
by Thomas Wagner | 4/20/2016
It looks like something straight out of a 1920s convenience store or from a warehouse of work tools, but it also recalls the ziggurats, the sacred terraced step pyramids built in ancient Mesopotamia: Gask is an original idea by the Diesel Creative Team developed by Foscarini to bring to life a new small suspension lamp with a grand personality. The steel mount, with its rough and textured embossed black finish, is joined to the blown glass diffuser with exposed brass bolts, which recall the atmosphere of an old-fashioned hardware store, in a play of contrasting materials, inspirations and sensations.
The diffuser is available in two versions, each with its own styling and lightning personality: milk white, for a warmer and more diffused lighting, or transparent grey, that lets you catch a glimpse of the light source inside, a contemporary touch with a high-tech flavor. Gask is a charming combination of memories and contemporary living, perfect in rooms of all sizes, thanks also to the possibility of using it in compositions using Foscarini’s multiple canopy.
|Stand/ mounting||with pendant hanging|
|Inspection seal /certification||ENEC|
|Form of protection (DIN 40050)||IP20 protection against: solids > 12 mm|
|Safety class||class I (protective earthing)|
|Fire prevention classes||F|
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