(UK) – New collections launch from Michael Anastassiades and Barber & Osgerby.
During a VIP preview on 21 June, Atrium showcased Arrangements for Flos by Michael Anastassiades and Bellhop by Barber & Osgerby at its London-based showroom.
Arrangements is midway between a light sculpture and an industrial design object. Conceived as pure geometric lights that can be combined in multiple compositions as single or connected elegant jewel-like chandeliers, they create an unprecedented modular system emitting diffuse light.
A dovetail joint easily allows the intersection of one element into the other. Units are connected electrically and mechanically through a cutting edge technical component, specifically customised and certificated for Arrangements, that allow the continuous power source run throughout the entire chain.
Each combination can be changed any time, with a different order, type or quantity of elements, with no need of technical assistance. Roses are available in two dimensions for different maximum Watt power load. Beside the power supply, the rose also includes a system to adjust the positioning and orientation of the lamp, as well as a special custom circuit able to control 4 different dimmer scenarios.
“I have always been fascinated with the parallel that exists between lighting and jewellery,” says Anastassiades. “Starting from the simple fact of how each piece relates to the human scale: one is designed to be worn on the body whereas the other is made to decorate the space someone occupies. I’m challenged in how the delicate nature of something small can be translated spatially and still manage to retain its preciousness in the way materials are presented. It is no coincidence that the word ‘pendant’ has a double meaning. Existing both as a piece of jewellery that hangs from a chain worn round the neck, and a light designed to hang from the ceiling.”
From Barber & Osgerby, Flos introduces the Outdoor Bellhop collection of wall lights for a diffuse lighting beam. Made of extruded and die-cast aluminium or stainless steel, Bellhop is available in two heights for the bollard model and with different lumens and luminaire outputs as to comply with any outdoor setting and lighting scenario need. Also available 3m high pole mounted version. A double layer coating guarantees high resistance to corrosion. Stainless steel available for all mounted and bollard versions.
“The Bellhop was conceived as a table lamp for the London Design Museum restaurant,” said Barber & Osgerby. “Now the collection is moving outdoors. We have adapted the simple archetype into a functional outdoor series, which enriches landscapes and architecture.”