ross lovegrove: nebula + botanic rain for artemide ross lovegrove: nebula + botanic rain for artemide
apr 17, 2012

ross lovegrove: nebula + botanic rain for artemide

ross lovegrove: nebula + botanic rain for artemide image © designboom

 

 

 

italian lighting brand artemide presents new pieces by british designer ross lovegrove during milan design week 2012: ‘nebula’, a sculptural wall lighting piece; and ‘botanic rain’, a modularly pieced hanging wall curtain / partition.

ross lovegrove artemide designboom ‘nebula’  80 cm (21 inches) across  image © designboom

 

 

 

enclosed in a circular painted aluminum LED ring, ‘nebula’ is generated from advanced parametric scripting. the undulating diffuser, sculpted from thermoplastic material, accentuates the organic forms as it captures the surrounding light. the versatile lamp can be mounted on the ceiling or the wall, alone or in clusters to create an installation.

ross lovegrove artemide designboom detail of undulations  image © designboom

 

artemide showroom installation during  milan design week 2012 image © designboom

 

 

 

using advanced crystal polymer, ‘botanic rain’ is a modular composition of clear leaf forms which are attached to create a transparent curtain. the light is emitted from the aluminum LED ceiling track onto the flexible system. the cascading elements are made of injection-moulded thermoplastic material. 

the clear modules of ‘botanic rain’ connect to create the light curtain  image © designboom

 

detail on ‘botanic rain’ module image © designboom

 

‘botanic rain’

  • best!

    peopletoo.ru says:
  • The presentation is killing it. Put it in a super minimal space, with maybe a single neon colour… context is everything. This is over kill!

    Ryanmcs says:
  • @ naysayers

    Well, you don\’t have to worry about selling this stuff, because:

    a) you don\’t work at artemide

    b) you sure as hell don\’t design for artemide (or anyone else probably)

    douglas says:
  • dear @ douglas:

    do you work at artemide, or design for them or anyone else?

    if not, you probably don\’t have to feel anxious about other people\’s concerns. regardless, I\’m interested to know your thoughts on the work above.

    I don\’t understand why you feel the need to personally insult anyone just because they have an opinion different to yours.

    Fwiw I think it\’s interesting, fun and original, but yes presented poorly and too bizarre to be used in most homes.

    Ocaña says:
  • this is mesmerizingly beautiful.

    jenny filippetti I designboom says:
  • Well said @Ocafia I’m tired of reading the none sense these wanna be designers write under fascinating structures such as these–it’s all so elementary: jealousy. He’s an incredible man and talented designer. I don’t see Douglas featured in Milan 2013 so whatever….

    JayNine says:

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