carlotta de bevilacqua & paolo dell'ecle for artemide
carlotta de bevilacqua & paolo dell'ecle for artemide carlotta de bevilacqua & paolo dell'ecle for artemide
may 11, 2010

carlotta de bevilacqua & paolo dell'ecle for artemide

‘copernico’ is a series of lamps – a suspension and wall version – developed by italian designers carlotta de bevilacqua and paolo dell’ecle for lighting manufacturer artemide.

carlotta de bevilacqua demonstrating the mobile rotational ellipses image © designboom

made from anodized aluminium, ‘copernico suspensione’ consists of nine concentric mobile ellipses obtained from a single aluminium plate that supports 384 white LEDs. the ellipses rotate independently on two different axes, enabling light emission to be directed in numerous spatial configurations. when the device is closed, it is completely flat.

carlotta de bevilacqua demonstrating the mobile rotational ellipses along the horizontal axis of the lamp image © designboom

‘copernico suspensione’ image © designboom

detail of hinge components which enable the rotational movement of the ellipses image © designboom

a view looking up at the lamp image © designboom

up close of five ellipsis rotating along the horizontal axes of the lamp image © designboom

rotated components image © designboom

alternate view image © designboom

alternate view from below image © designboom

carlotta de bevilacqua rotating the components on the vertical axis image © designboom

from top to bottom: ‘copernico suspensione’ in its closed, flat position to open position with elements rotated

rendering of ‘copernico suspensione’

rendering of ‘copernico suspensione’

‘copernico parete’ image © designboom

the wall-mounted ‘copernico parete’ is constructed from three concentric elements which are made from a single aluminium plate. though smaller than its suspension lamp counterpart, ‘copernico parete’ also houses a circuit of 384 LEDs. its internal elements rotate independently on the horizontal axis, enabling light emission.

moving the two internal elements along the horizontal axes image © designboom

carlotta de bevilacqua demonstrating the lamp image © designboom

view of the LEDs embedded into the aluminium plate image © designboom

rendering of ‘copernico parete’ in its closed position

rendering of the two internal elements which independently move along the lamp’s horizontal axis

video by designboom

the ‘copernico’ lamps were presented at the artemide store in milan during design week 2010.

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