sebastian summa: kalotte
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jun 23, 2010

sebastian summa: kalotte

‘kalotte’ pendant lamps

‘kalotte’ is a flowing form in the tradition of 50s metalwork lighting. designed by german designer sebastian summa for the metal spinning workshop bräuer, the lamp features two shades that are turned at a 90 angle and fused into a new form. in doing so, it seeks to break the familiar image of a vertically hanging lamp. the ‘kalotte’ series is available in different colors and material variations in limited edition.

sebastian summa: kalotte ‘kalotte’ small pendant lamps

the lamps are produced using a metal spinning technique. this production method is a chipless transforming process for the fabrication of rotational-symmetric hollow bodies created out of sheet metal. therefore, cost-intensive deep-drawing moulds and expensive co-requisite technologies are not necessary. so even small series can be produced economically. there are numerous varieties of the spinning tradition, which permit almost a free design of complex contours and shapes.

sebastian summa: kalotte

‘kalotte’ was on show during  DMY berlin international design festival berlin 2010.

sebastian summa: kalotte

sebastian summa: kalotte

sebastian summa: kalotte

sebastian summa: kalotte ‘kalotte’ factory prototype

sebastian summa: kalotte metal spinning production process

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