aplomb wall lamp

aplomb wall lamp

Design Paolo Lucidi & Luca Pevere, 2014
concrete, varnished metal & brushed steel
Made in Italy by Foscarini

Aplomb wall lamp continues a project which begun in 2010. An exploration of the expressive possibilities of rough concrete made fluid in its mold and thrilling to see and touch thanks to its special amalgam.

Like the original hanging model, the Aplomb wall lamp has undergone a size mutation: from the world of architecture and building-echoed in its raw material - to the domestic environment. Aplomb wall lamp has retained it decisive form and the oblique movement of the diffuser merges into and dialogues with its supporting structure and allows for wider ranging light diffusion. The concrete blocks the light completely and then releases it from both the large opening at the top and the smaller one at the bottom. The beam of light directed upwards is reflected onto the wall and ceiling, lighting up the room without ever dazzling. The more delicate beam of light directed downwards, by contrast, creates a sophisticated interplay of light on the walls.

Paolo Lucidi and Luca Pevere got together at well-known design offices in Milan. In 2002 they signed their first commissions together and, in 2006, establish Studio Lucidi & Pevere in Milan. These days, Studio Lucidi & Pevere is based in Udine and still undertakes industrial design work for internationally renowned companies, belonging to a large number of different sectors.

The concrete is offered in three, colored finishes which celebrate its personality, from the traditional grey of cement in its raw state, which adds depth to the volumes, to a stylish white hue, and a warm intense brown. The Aplomb wall lamp mounts to a standard wall junction box.

9.5" h | 11.75" w | 6" d | requires 1x120W RSC Type T3 halogen bulb

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Riccardo Olivieri set up Foscarini Spa in Murano in 1981. Two years later, they debuted their catalog, with lamps from Carlo Urbinati and Allesandro Vecchiato, who would become the company’s managers by 1988. Eventually these new owners would move the company off the island and into Venice, as well as transition Foscarini from a glassworks shop to a major design competitor. They had already begun working with external designers in 1985, but their first success came in 1990 with Rodolfo Dordoni’s “Lumiere.” Most all lighting projects were made of glass until 1993, at which point the Havana lamp primarily used polyethylene, making it lighter, more cost-effective, and able to be used indoors and outdoors. It now resides in the MoMA in New York. Other successful lamps would come to define the company, such as the “Mite & Tite” series by Marc Sadler in 2000 (which earned a Compasso d’oro), Patricia Urquiola’s 2005 “Caboche,” and Marc Sadler’s signature lamp "Twiggy."
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