On the occasion of NYCxDesign – the annual celebration of design taking place from 11 to 23 May, 2018 in New York – Luceplan is pleased to introduce the US market to the extraordinary lamps Amisol, Mesh 55 and Mesh ceiling, respectively signed by Daniel Rybakken and Francisco Gomez Paz: an unmissable appointment for the Milan-based company, which has always played a leading role in design fairs and international events.
It is also a significant opportunity to consolidate the company’s presence on the strategic American market, where Luceplan has been dealing since 1994, reporting double-digit growth over the last few years, thanks to positive economic trends and the increasing attention to Made in Italy exclusive products. The brand is a synonym of style, innovation and attention to detail in terms of materials and fine craftsmanship: its production investigates timely themes such as acoustic comfort – acoustic lamps represent 50% of Luceplan turnover in US – energy efficiency, IoT etc. thanks to a versatile nature, both decorative and architectural, particularly appreciated overseas.
The company’s showroom – located in Manhattan’s SoHo prestigious neighbourhood – has been refreshed with new shop windows conceived to display the brand philosophy through its greatest products: a reference point for the lively community of professionals, end users and design-lovers where lamps express all their unique essence, as a result of intense teamwork of research and experimentation. Every piece embodies Luceplan values and intentions to respond to human needs, combining functional quality, technology and aesthetic refinement.
These characteristics are vividly applied in Amisol, the latest suspension driven by the creative flair of Daniel Rybakken: a lamp with clean lines, suitable for residential contexts and contract projects, which occupies a large physical space with an adjustable volume that has been reduced to a minimum: a translucent white film or a metallized reflecting membrane stretched inside a circular aluminum border. Like a solar sail, a powerful light source projects a beam of light onto the large, very light disk; slender rods connect the two main parts. By altering the length and points of connection of the support cables, the rotation of the disk can be set at any angle. The light – precisely reflected or diffused by the circular structure – makes the project simultaneously theatrical and poetic.
Following the successful launch of Mesh 100 and 80, Luceplan presents Mesh 55 and Mesh ceiling version.
Designed by Francisco Gomez Paz, it is a lamp of great impact whose almost transparent structure – composed of a network of flexible cables with LED sources positioned at their intersections – conceals the complexity of the design, dematerializing it to make room just for the light, the true protagonist. The particular structure allows exceptional freedom in the control of luminance: it is possible to govern the intensity of the light and to choose which portions of the lamp to turn on. Winner of the prestigious Red Dot “Best of the Best” award, the Mesh family is a graceful creation that offers the possibility of generating refined, evocative atmospheres.
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