david chipperfield's glass blown vigo lamp for artemide recalls a classical form david chipperfield's glass blown vigo lamp for artemide recalls a classical form
aug 07, 2015

david chipperfield's glass blown vigo lamp for artemide recalls a classical form

david chipperfield’s glass blown vigo lamp for artemide recalls a classical form
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developed from the prototype ‘conica’, the ‘vigo’ lamp by david chipperfield seeks to reinterpret the typology of an old fashioned light for the domestic setting. designed for artemide, the form conjures the classic lampshade’s conical shape while adding a modern aesthetic by embedding one cone within another — each rendered in a different material. the hand-blown borosilicate glass exterior allows the viewer to see the black metal shade within while the white band at its edge, contrasts its heavy form. together, they offer an aesthetic contrast, but act together technically in shape, directing and diffusing the light. the ‘vigo’ lamp series is available in three variations for the floor, wall and ceiling, constituting a comprehensive lighting series.

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emphasizing the balance achieved between the glass and metal
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the lamp was developed from the prototype ‘conica’ as a result of its distinctive domestic character
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the lamp is available in wall, floor and pendant versions
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a view from below highlights the bold form assumed when illuminated
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notice how the form of the metal and glass perfectly align
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the mount can be adjusted to different heights for the floor version, delivering optimal performance
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each lamp features two shades, including an exterior constructed from hand blown borosilicate glass
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detail of the wall fixture, the strong linearity of the metal is contrasts the undulating form of the cord
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the white lower lip features subtle flaring, accentuating the difference between the two shades
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