jean nouvel composes objective for artemide from rotating cylinders
 
jean nouvel composes objective for artemide from rotating cylinders jean nouvel composes objective for artemide from rotating cylinders
apr 21, 2013

jean nouvel composes objective for artemide from rotating cylinders

jean nouvel composes objective for artemide from three cylindersimage © designboom

 

 

 

the elementary shape of the ‘objective’ table lamp hides the actual complexities of design which jean nouvel has developed for artemide. presented during milan design week 2013, it is composed of three perfectly cylindrical volumes stacked on top of one another to create a solid geometric figure.

detail of the three cylindrical volumes and their rotational and movement capabilitiesimage © designboom

 

 

the first and most upper level–which can be tilted–offers indirect ceiling light via a smart optical unit; the middle level also features an optical unit that has the capacity to rotate 360 degrees on a horizontal access, making it the more operational of the three parts, allowing one to direct light over the work surface / table in which it sits; and finally, the base level which supports the entire piece opens up to its surroundings with indirect light emission, adjustable on a vertical axis between 0 and 45 degrees.

 

the central volume is the most operational one, rotating 360 degrees on a horizontal accessimage © designboom

 

the base opens up with 360 degree indirect light emissionimage © designboom

 

image © designboom

 

demonstration of the points of light emissionimage © designboom

 

jean nouvel demonstrating the functions of the ‘objective’ table lamp at the artemide showroom in milan during design weekimages © designboom

 

jean nouvel rotating the cylindrical volumeimage © designboom

 

 


behind-the-scenes of ‘objective’
video courtesy of artemide

jean nouvel: objective for artemidejean nouvel: objective for artemide the three geometrical volumes form a solid cylinder

    have something to add? share your thoughts in our comments section below.
    all comments are reviewed for the purposes of moderation before publishing.

    comments policy
    LOG IN
    designboom's comment policy guidelines
    generally speaking, if we publish something, it's because we're genuinely interested in the subject. we hope you'll share this interest and if you know even more about it, please share! our goal in the discussion threads is to have good conversation and we prefer constructive opinions. we and our readers have fun with entertaining ones. designboom welcomes alerts about typos, incorrect names, and the like.
    the correction is at the discretion of the post editor and may not happen immediately.

    what if you disagree with what we or another commenter has to say?
    let's hear it! but please understand that offensive, inappropriate, or just plain annoying comments may be deleted or shortened.

    - please do not make racist, sexist, anti-semitic, homophobic or otherwise offensive comments.
    - please don't personally insult the writers or your fellow commenters.
    - please avoid using offensive words, replacing a few letters with asterisks is not a valid workaround.
    - please don't include your website or e-mail address in your comments for the purpose of self-promotion.
    - please respect jury verdicts and do not discuss offensively on the competition results
    (there is only one fist prize, and designboom usually asks renown professionals to help us to promote talent.
    in addition to the awarded designs, we do feel that almost all deserve our attention, that is why we publish
    the best 100-200 entries too.)

    a link is allowed in comments as long as they add value in the form of information, images, humor, etc. (links to the front page of your personal blog or website are not okay). unwelcome links (to commercial products or services of others, offensive material etc. ) will be redacted. and, ... yes, spam gets banned. no, we do not post fake comments.

    PRODUCT LIBRARY

    a diverse digital database that acts as a valuable guide in gaining insight and information about a product directly from the manufacturer, and serves as a rich reference point in developing a project or scheme.

    design news

    ×
    keep up with our daily and weekly stories
    491,175 subscribers
    - see sample
    - see sample