oblure presents a fine piece of art titled ‘trapeze’ — an aerialist-shaped lighting model combining grace and style — at the latest edition of interior design fair maison et objet in paris. fixed in a single pose with endless possibilities, the solitary object can be extended to a group by connecting the lamp with one, two or more. the construction allows the user to combine uplight and downlight at the same time.


‘trapeze’ is an aerialist-shaped lighting model combining grace and style

 

 

german designer jette scheib explains where the idea for swedish based studio oblure‘s ‘trapeze’ came from.a body high up on a trapeze turning itself upside down and around is fascinating and has always been my favorite circus act. I wanted to do something flexible and playful, something that interacts and adapts to a room and the people. a circus trapeze was a good starting- or ‘turning’ point.’, according to scheib.


original first position of the ‘trapeze’ model

 

 

author of the project jette scheib continues explaining the idea behind ‘trapeze’. ‘in the circus you see single trapeze artists but also artists, connecting their trapezes to each other for a group performance. we tried to do the same with the trapeze lamp and developed a system that allows you to use a single trapeze or add as many trapezes to it as you like, to create various formations and atmospheres. every single light can be directed individually where you need it at that spot and in that moment.’


every single light can be directed individually where you need it at that spot and in that moment

 

 

‘trapeze’ is a lamp that you move with your own hands like one of these beautiful industrial machines from the early 1920’s. oblure wanted to hold on to that charm and atmosphere, so using a traditional socket with a manual replacement of the light source came naturally. it is a beautiful and plain light-machine that invites you to work with it.


it is a beautiful and plain light-machine that invites you to work with it


the construction allows the user to combine uplight and downlight at the same time


the ‘trapeze’ lamp facing up


fixed in a single pose with endless possibilities 


trapeze triplette — can be extended to a group by connecting the lamp with one, two or more


add as many ‘trapezes’ to it as you like, to create various formations and atmospheres


sketch by jette scheib


sketch by jette scheib

 

 

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