The architect Shigeru Ban, who has always shown a special interest in materials, has designed, for FontanaArte, this floor lamp, which enhances the lightness and extension resistance of carbon fibre. The inside of the stem is solid and comprises a sequence of different materials (fibre glass, aluminium and carbon fibre), which are layered in order to obtain a single element with high structural properties. Shigeru Ban has designed these layers to be visible. It is just 10cm thick. The cables are sunk into the structure and become part of it. The outcome is an ultra-light lighting fixture. Its arched shape is a challenge intended to show how carbon fibre combined with other materials produces remarkably light objects with high mechanical resistance.
170 LED - 18W (1000 Lm 3000 K CRI >85)
shades of red