ross lovegrove: 100% and 100% suspended lamps for danese
ross lovegrove: 100% and 100% suspended lamps for danese ross lovegrove: 100% and 100% suspended lamps for danese
apr 16, 2011

ross lovegrove: 100% and 100% suspended lamps for danese

100% table lamp by ross lovegrove for danese

the ‘100% suspended’ light is an extension of ross lovegrove ‘s   ‘100%’ lamp  designed for italian brand danese . a new version of the lamp is shown at the danese booth on the milan fairgrounds. the new light no longer uses an electronic, serigraphed ABS card. instead it features the same printed circuit as the suspension lamp, which runs along the inner part of the lamp’s arm rather than the exterior as in its earlier edition.

‘100%’ lamp by ross lovegrove image © designboom the printed circuit runs along the inner arm of the lamp image courtesy of danese back view image courtesy of danese

detail of the touch dimmer images courtesy of danese


the ‘100% suspended’ lamp is a suspension lamp that features an aluminium body with flexible printed circuits with a touch dimmer presented within the company’s showroom for milan design week 2011. ‘100% suspended’ by ross lovegrove (individual component) image courtesy of danese

‘100% suspended’ configuration image courtesy of danesi

based on a patented high technological suspension system, the luminary is simple. it is composed of a module that can function alone or be inserted into other configurations and appreciated as a system. it fits connecting elements among the various parts at 180, 120, 90 angles so as to give the opportunity to arrange light freely.

‘100% suspended’ on show in the danese show room during milan design week 2011 image © designboom

its basic form is a strip of light, made from an aluminium sheet that is only 5mm thick, 10cm wide and a little over a meter long, providing ideal illumination thanks to the power LEDs mounted onto the flexible printed circuit that regulates light emission.

detail of the printed circuit that descends downwards at the central part of the light image © designboom

the central part of the light hosts the components, while the lateral holes modulate the direct light emitted by the LEDs, ensuring a dark light emission in compliance with applicable laws and variations.

detail of the printed circuit image © designboom

the circuit runs along the top of the light fixture, but within the central part, it descends through a thin cut in the body of the lamp, showing again in the lower part introducing a new way to modulate luminous intensity. an unusual product-feature, already adopted by danese for other lights, allows the user to regulate light emission touch a suspension light dimmer placed on the body of the lamp.

detail of the multiple parts attached image © designboom

the impact of the entire manufacturing and distribution processes for ‘100% suspended’ is limited. little material is used, the procedures are simple, the different components are easy to separate, the aluminium is recycled and recyclable, and the weight and bulkiness are bare minimum.

singular component of the ‘100% suspended’ light image courtesy of danese

top view where you can see the printed circuit runs along descending down at the central part of the lamp image courtesy of danese

  • die Tischlampe ist wunderbar!!!

    dieter says:
  • That would have complimented apple imacs and macs alike if it wasn’t for the ridiculous orange band showing the inside.

    jda says:
  • Love the orange band!!!!

    marvelgulp says:
  • Without the orange band it would bore me. It’s very nice just how it is, i love it, i love Danese, I really do!

    Pardon says:
  • Loved it. Naked Design

    ATS says:

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