jaime hayon launches palette desk + passepartout lamps for &tradition
 
jaime hayon launches palette desk + passepartout lamps for &tradition jaime hayon launches palette desk + passepartout lamps for &tradition
jan 20, 2016

jaime hayon launches palette desk + passepartout lamps for &tradition

jaime hayon launches palette desk + passepartout lamps for &tradition
(above) the ‘palette desk’ features a mix of marble, stained ash veneer or satin polished brass
all images courtesy of &tradition

 

 

 

following the launch of the ‘palette table’ series (read more here), the danish design company &tradition decided to continue collaborating with designer-artist jaime hayon. for imm cologne 2016, the team is proud to present an addition to the table series and a new collection of wall or ceiling lamps.

the ‘palette desk’ is a series of three, doubled-tiered desks featuring a mix of marble, stained ash veneer or satin polished brass. the new addition mixes two different shapes and materials together, resulting in a double-level design reminiscent of alexander calder’s kinetic sculptures. the desk is composed of an elongated bean shape and a small round shape made of different materials, that together converge to create a brilliant balancing act.

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an elongated bean shape and a small round shape converge to create a brilliant balancing act

 

 

 

‘calder transformed a 2D object into an enthralling 3D kinetic experience,’ says hayon. ‘at first, his mobiles appear flat, until the slightest breeze rushes in, breathing life into these simple geometric shapes. when I first saw them I was almost mesmerized. my ‘palette desk’ is an homage to this supremely simple concept of poetry in motion. as I see if, a desk is where we are supposed to sit still and make decisions. and yet, it is also where we find distractions. for the ‘palette desk’, I merged two different sized shapes in contrasting materials to hopefully bring a cohesive sense of order out of chaos.’

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the desk references alexander calder’s kinetic sculptures

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the lamp collection aims to act like a frame that enhances what it illuminates

 

 

 

as for the lamps, just as the name implies, the ‘passepartout’ collection aims to act like a frame that enhances what they are illuminating. the lamps come in three different finishes (satin polished brass, polished aluminum or matte white) and each one has its own unique form. they can be placed both on the wall or ceiling, and can be arranged together to create compositions, or follow the same line using only one type. the built-in LED technology ensures energy saving and a high-quality light emission that’s dispersed uniformly throughout the space.

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the lamps come in three different finishes: satin polished brass, polished aluminum or matte white

 

 

 

when answering the question on how to add a lamp to illuminate a space — without the lamp being too anonymous or too imposing, hayon answered: ‘the answer came from the picture frame. the picture is the focus and the frame is there to guide your eyes to it. of course, with a lamp you have light, without it, you have darkness. so the lamp is actually the unsung here that brings any setting to life.’

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they can be placed together creating different compositions

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satin polished brass lamp on

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polished aluminum lamp on

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polished aluminum lamp off

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