(UK) – Astro releases its complete Autumn / Winter 2020 collection with a range of new decorative lighting pieces.
Using innovative materials to convey light seamlessly, Astro’s AW20 collection celebrates British design and unique craftsmanship, blending precise and delicate detailing with desirable metallic finishes.
The new collection boasts fixtures from bedside readers, pendants, and wall lights, to timeless essentials in the form of illuminated bathroom mirrors and new slimline downlights.
Architecturally inspired, the new season achieves a balance between elegant decorative pieces and more minimalist contemporary designs. A hero product of the collection, Tacoma (featured in darc issue 38) presents flawless metalwork and a ribbed glass shade that exudes both gothic influence and contemporary styling. Delivering a dramatic wash of light within both contemporary and traditional settings, this striking wall sconce is the perfect partner for both interior and bathroom designs.
Senior Designer Riley Sanders, describes the Tacoma as “hugely versatile, with a distinct mid-century influence.” He continues “Tacoma encapsulates visual elegance and modern engineering in a beautiful and certainly timeless design. It’s characterised by its majestic metallic structure that stands proud within any space.”
Also in the collection is the Zeppo, combining the technology of a reading light with an ambient hand-blown opal shade.
Alongside new products, AW20 also welcomes a highly anticipated matt black finish, applied to Astro’s signature designs alongside new innovations.
New matt black bathroom designs Epsilon and Kappa feature streamlined silhouettes to complement the surrounding architecture, whilst Kyoto and Sagara, also available in matt black, envelop spherical and cylindrical shapes for bolder bathroom designs.
Encapsulating form and function, Lago is one of the most intricate pieces of the collection. Crafted from one continuous sheet of solid brass, the Lago’s precise laser cut detailing enhances this luxury design and delivers a pleasing and uniform glow.
Co-founder and Design Director James Bassant describes the latest collection as “An inspired curation of well-established designs that encapsulate the true essence of Astro.” He continues, “Many of the new collection products are passion projects, starting life as inspired sketches within our notebooks. For example, Sagara is a matt black bathroom wall light that I designed over a decade ago. That itself proves its timelessness as a design. It’s still as relevant now as it was when I first put pen to paper and there isn’t anything I would change about it if I were designing it today. That’s the magic of an Astro product, the simplicity makes it truly timeless.”