The subtle difference
by Anna Moldenhauer | 4/3/2018
Light + Building recently closed its doors to the public in Frankfurt/Main. Which topics are people still talking about? Here is Stylepark’s retrospective overview of the fair.
Volée is the outcome of reflection on evolution in life and work styles and, as a consequence, on the changing use of dedicated tools, from furnishings through to the lighting and accessories currently featured in workplaces. A transformation that stands for epochal change: from ‘work station’ to ‘work at any station’ where pen and paper exist alongside the most innovative computer and technological tools.
A new scenario of flexible, intuitive objects, that has generated a deeper concept on the use of this lamp. Volée switches on with an almost tennis-style gesture: a simple wave of the hand under the head of this lamp activates an electronic device that switches the light on or off without any contact, while a touch sensor over the head allows the flow of light to be regulated to three different levels of intensity. A new-gen LED board generates a soft adjustable light that spreads through our hands and onto the work surface, ensuring great visual comfort. A Time Out system automatically switches the lamp off after it has been on for 8 hours.
The tension for the hidden-spring balancing mechanisms is provided by steel wires coated in a colored polymer that gives this lamp sophisticated furnishing accessory style. Alternating rationality and form, cylinders and spherical sections carved out by flat surfaces and soft curves are characteristics that make this lamp suitable for any setting, with all the understatement and practicality typical of work tools while adding a pleasing little decorative accent. The lamp has extruded aluminum structural rods, joints in die-cast aluminum and mechanical wires in steel with colored coating. It comes with a base, table or wall attachment, all painted the same color as the body of the lamp. Available in four different finishes with matt paint in white, grey, black and yellow.