heracleum the big o suspension light

heracleum the big o suspension light

Design Bertjan Pot, 2012
Metal frame, Polycarbonate lenses, ultra thin suspension wire
Made in The Netherlands by Moooi

"Heracleum arrived at Moooi as a fantasy. I had the wish to light many LED-lights at the same time. I experimented with bundles of electricity wires that I shaped into a branch structure. During the development of the design it just seemed that too much soldering was required. Then Marcel Wanders had the 'luminous' idea to use his ELECTROSANDWICH® to make the design possible. The structure was coated with a plastic layer for isolation and on top of that a conductive layer to supply the LEDs with power. Using this technique it was possible to create a structure more slender than I had hoped for when I started the project. The technique and design are perfect for each other." - Bertjan Pot

Bertjan Pot is a designer of mostly furniture and lighting. His methods are concentrated in his interest in skins of the structural and non-structural kind. He studied at the Design Academy Eindhoven. He considers theory as something to think about and something to discuss when not designing. "When it comes to designing one should just design without being blocked by too many theories."

The Heracleum lamp by Bertjan Pot & Marcel Wanders is a force of nature! Just like the plant that inspired it, the lamp is expanding, transforming and growing new leaves to crown this exciting new design season. The Heracleum Big O LED suspension lamp was inspired by the Heracleum plant. The white leaves/lenses ramify from one branch creating a very technical, natural structure. By using the technique of coating conductive layers, the lamp is very thin and delicate. A design not possible with normal wires. The Heracleum leaves are not frozen in one position. They can be freely re-positioned by rotating them around their stem. Offered in copper or nickel. Dimmable.

Heracleum The Big O includes 2 power supplies and 6 suspension points. Please note the large size of this product and measure all entries accordingly. The lamp does not disassemble. Lowest dimming position will be 20%-25% depending on dimmer/lamp combinations. Please call for a list of dimmers rated for this product. Professional installation recommended.

82.6" dia. | 13.8" h | drop: 12" - 157" h | ceiling canopy: 5.1" dia. | 4.3" h
includes 157.5" transparent cord | includes 324x72W 2700K 2600LM LEDs | UL listed

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Marcel Wanders

Marcel Wanders (1963) was born and raised in Boxtel, the Netherlands, and graduated cum laude from the Institute of the Arts Arnhem in 1988, after briefly attending the Design Academy Eindhoven. Wanders first drew international recognition for his 'Knotted Chair' produced by the Dutch design brand Droog, in 1996. The 'Knotted Chair' has since been acquired by the permanent collection of the MoMA. From his studio in Westerhuis, Amsterdam, he designs for manufacturers, such as: Alessi, B&B Italia, Bisazza, Poliform, Moroso, Flos, Boffi, Cappellini, Droog and Moooi.
Founded in 2001 by complementing personalities Marcel Wanders and Casper Vissers, Moooi is named after the native Dutch word for “beautiful”. According to the company, “the third ‘o’ in the brand name stands for an extra value in terms of beauty & uniqueness.” In additon to Wanders’ work, Moooi has produced work from Bertjan Pot, Maarten Baas, Ross Lovegrove and Studio Job. Ultimately, Wanders is responsible for the overall design selection process.
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