SOM + neri's new urban lighting collection reinterprets venetian historical lanterns
 

SOM + neri's new urban lighting collection reinterprets venetian historical lanterns

skidmore, owings & merrill (SOM) has collaborated with high-end italian lighting manufacturer neri, in order to create the ‘nebula’ urban lighting system. the collection aims to blend into any cityscape while enhancing the public realm with a contemporary and recognizable design. 

SOM + neri's new urban lighting collection reinterprets venetian historical lanternsoriginal image by yasmin bouharras

 

 

‘our team of architects, lighting designers, and fabricators sought to design a collection of outdoor lights that meet the demands of almost any design brief from a performance and aesthetic perspective’ says SOM. ‘while the family of lights appears as a finite system, it is quite malleable, similar to theatrical lighting, where each light source is independent and lights can be added, removed, focused in certain directions or at specific objects’

SOM + neri's new urban lighting collection reinterprets venetian historical lanterns
original image by rafael gamo

 

 

the lights come in several scales, adding a modern twist to historical settings while blending into contemporary locations. three primary elements—an illuminating bollard, path light, and full-height lighting system—are designed to seamlessly integrate a variety of accessories, from banner holders and planters to power sources. the collection offers a spectrum of colors and finishes, including neri gray, pure white, jet black, and moss green.

SOM + neri's new urban lighting collection reinterprets venetian historical lanterns
original image by hufton + crow

 

 

in a nod to venetian history and neri’s home country, the series also comes in a translucent rose, the same hue used in the murano glass of the city’s historic lanterns. neri has been producing lighting collections with an eye for modern design solutions and technology since 1962. their work can be seen in most italian cities and 60 countries worldwide, most prominently throughout europe and the middle east. 

SOM + neri's new urban lighting collection reinterprets venetian historical lanterns
original image by ezra stoller 

 

 

the nebula collection continues SOM’s work in product design, which includes collaborations with italian hardware company valli & valli on two sets of bespoke door handles, and american carpet manufacturer milliken to create way, an environmentally friendly carpet line. the firm also designed halcon mesa, a fully customizable conference table with integrated technology. the nebula series is planned to go into production in july 2020.

SOM + neri's new urban lighting collection reinterprets venetian historical lanterns
original image by adrien barakat

meet nebula the new urban lighting collection by two global design brands 6
image by SOM & neri

SOM + neri's new urban lighting collection reinterprets venetian historical lanterns

SOM + neri's new urban lighting collection reinterprets venetian historical lanterns

SOM + neri's new urban lighting collection reinterprets venetian historical lanterns

SOM + neri's new urban lighting collection reinterprets venetian historical lanterns

SOM + neri's new urban lighting collection reinterprets venetian historical lanterns

SOM + neri's new urban lighting collection reinterprets venetian historical lanterns

 

 

project info:

 

 

name: nebula
design studio: skidmore, owings & merrill (SOM), neri

 

 

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edited by: myrto katsikopoulou | designboom

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