Daniel Rybakken and Luceplan have done their magic – and the result is an extensive ceiling luminaire using an inconceivably simple principle.
The fundamental novelty lies in the unusual gesture made to turn on the lamp, adjust its intensity or turn it off. A vertical movement, very different from the typical way of using a dimmer. The small shade slides along the slender stem with a fluid, continuous motion, from top to bottom and vice versa, dimming the light output by moving the head up and down. An intriguing gesture whose simplicity actually conceals a complex process of design and engineering. The unit, in fact, contains all the mechanisms necessary to make the sliding motion as soft and pleasing as possible.
Intimate and conceptual, Ascent produces many levels of light intensity, using a very precise dimmer located on the stem. The latter has an electronic circuit that transmits input to the microprocessor, which interprets the change of state of the lamp and emits, as a result, different intensities of light. A magical object due to the innovation of the gesture and the immediacy of the technical lighting effect achieved.
Ascent inverts the proportions between the shade and the body of the lamp, reinventing the table lamp archetype. The shade is an aluminium housing with a semi-gloss paint finish. The stem is slender but solid, in extruded thermoplastic, offering a glimpse of the electronic circuit. Ascent comes in two versions, with an anchor bolt for tables, or with a base.
|Stand/ mounting||with footplate|
|Height head of lamp||100 mm|
|Diameter head of lamp||85 mm|
|Height||640 mm / 650 mm|