luca nichetto: loos lamp for zero lighting
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may 14, 2013

luca nichetto: loos lamp for zero lighting

luca nichetto: loos lamp for zero lightingeach type of lamp is composed of three caps in pressed felt with three different cut-out patternsimage © jonas lindström



through geometric and functional facades – full of windows and typical in modernist buildings from the 1920s and 1930s – italian designer luca nichetto has created the loos lamp for swedish lighting company zero. drawing visual reference from scottish plaids, the sources of influence behind the family of lamps loos – which includes a pendant version, a floor version and a table version – sees the implementation of criss-crossed horizontal and vertical bands of different colored felt. a play of solids and voids are generated through the geometry of the three caps, that, once they are superimposed,create an effect of light and shadow that can be changed by simply rotating the sections.



luca nichetto: loos lamp for zero lightingvideo courtesy ZeroLightingSweden



luca nichetto: loos lamp for zero lightingimage © jonas lindström



loos pendant lamp for zero lightingimage © jonas lindström



loos table lamp for zero lightingimage © jonas lindström



loos floor lamp for zero lightingimage © jonas lindström



prototypeimage courtesy luca nichetto



luca nichetto testing the light effectsimage courtesy luca nichetto



felt mould processimage courtesy luca nichetto



process sketchesimage courtesy luca nichetto

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