Archilume, the Vancouver-based company is set to launch some new products, and is determined to both stir things up and bring a little peace to the design community.
With the stability of balance and the dynamism of Trapeze established, Archilume sought a peaceful state of being, which resulted in the creation of Ovolo. As Archilume’s first OLED technology pendant, Ovolo represents a new form in the brand’s innovative lighting collection.
Archilume’s unassuming simplicity masks the design vision that transforms energy-efficient lighting into sleek, statement-making luminaires. Inspired by nature, Ovolo is derived from a bed of river rocks – minimalist with an ultra-shallow, soft, organic form that is calm, soothing, and unencumbered.
Archilume’s inspirational departure point was a form follows function approach, blended with the idea of organic shape. Ovolo’s contours provided a great opportunity for the brand to work with OLED. It features a naturally diffuse human-centric OLED light source that provides soft yet bright full-spectrum illumination resulting in an artificial light that resembles daylight. The light source is ultra thin with a broad surface area, and the quality of light mirrors the formal expression of the luminaire – soft, diffused, and comfortable.
“In this unprecedented time, people are feeling reflective and looking inwards. In some ways this new design is an expression of our studio doing the same. The shape is meditative, soft, organic, and reduced to its basic essential function,” says Saleem Khattak, Owner.
Ovolo’s housing is fashioned from aircraft-grade machined aluminium and is available in several anodised finishes including champagne, black, gold, and silver.
The pendant is available with a dimmable 3W OLED light source with an output of 200lm, 3000K, 90 CRI, R9 >50. It can hang as a single element or in groups to create an inspiring lighting installation on a grand scale in dining areas, lobbies, and stairwells. The ultra-shallow form allows hanging the pendant at lower heights without compromising views, performance, or visibility.
There are also several mounting options for this luminaire: a standard 4.25-inch diameter canopy, a micro-canopy featuring a 1.5-inch diameter discreet ceiling mount, or Archilume’s signature Configurate surface-mounted canopy system. Configurate is available in three geometric shapes, which allow for unique bespoke installations in various patterns.
“Ovolo is a natural progression for us as we are passionate about incorporating new and innovative lighting technologies in our designs,” adds Khattak.
The Archilume lighting line is intended for illumination at counter and bar areas, or in clustered formations as chandeliers in hotel lobbies, entrances, lounges, and dining areas. The line is versatile and offers the option to order custom configurations to create impactful feature lighting installations.