The Spirit of Fabrication
by Sandra Hofmeister | 3/10/2016
An empty space is fi lled with light. LED technology, having fi nally entered a mature phase, can perform lighting wonders, producing a glow with virtually no volumetric obstruction from bulbs and bulb holders. For his fi rst collaboration with O luce, Jö
rg Boner, one of the most famous Swiss designers, starts from this assumption in designing a large suspension lamp composed of two overlapping canopies. The inner canopy takes its shape from the industrial aesthetics of the refractors and is then divided
into a sequence of metal faces that continuously refract light. Conversely, the outer canopy conforms to a continuous curved surface, which has been stove enamelled. An unmissable sensation is the impression of surprise that occurs on approaching the lam
p when, from the perception of the external volume only, one is fi nally able to enjoy the precious internal refl ections. Last but not least, the special, and sophisticated, chromatic relationships chosen by Jörg Boner see the combination of white and co
pper, white and acid green, rather than white and stainless steel.