alvaro catalan de ocon + francesco faccin: pieletrico
alvaro catalan de ocon + francesco faccin: pieletrico
apr 29, 2010

alvaro catalan de ocon + francesco faccin: pieletrico

‘pielettrico’ image © designboom



‘pieletrico’ is a hybrid lamp concept collaboratively developed by designers alvaro catalan de ocon (spain) and francesco faccin (italy) that serves two functions. one is to provide a source of light while the second is to be a electrical source for small appliances. the lamp’s base has 3 electrical outlets and a switch. its 4 horizontal legs meet in the centre whereby another outlet allows the light to be connected. a neon version presented at the salone satellite 2010, is the starting point to develop a whole new series of lamps containing the main characteristics of the ‘pieletrico’.



alvaro catalan de ocon + francesco faccin: pieletrico 4 horizontal base legs merge at the center image © designboom


alvaro catalan de ocon + francesco faccin: pieletrico ‘pielettrico’ with fluorescent lamp image © designboom


alvaro catalan de ocon + francesco faccin: pieletrico


alvaro catalan de ocon + francesco faccin: pieletrico ‘pieletrico’ can be interchanged with various lamp types

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