The Donkey in the System
by Thomas Wagner | 4/20/2016
Metafisica is characterised by a precious form in blown glass and metal wires with a rough finish. Together, these elements create a sculptured table lamp with a feminine touch that is round, delicate, and suspended on an iron cage.
The name recalls a luminous mysterious object, and the lamp evokes the plastic forms of the '60s while creating a contemporary interpretation in its silhouette and presence. The soft volume in shiny blown glass almost dematerializes and floats in the air, held by a dense yet fine metal cage that supports the lightness and natural round shape of the glass.
Stylistic features of the past are captured and represented in a new contemporary aesthetic. The shape of the metal wire frame recalls welded metal, but has a refined, strong and decisive nature that aligns with Diesel's vision.
The light is filtered from the lower part and diffused into the surrounding environment with a warm and suffused luminance that creates an intimate and soft, sensual effect.
|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|
|Colors||shades of beige|