the mexico-city based practice, studio davidpompa, unveils their new ‘origo’ lighting collection, which is to be launched during 2019’s milan design week. the project explores ideas of materiality and texture by combining two contrasting spheres of volcanic rock and opal glass to create a complementary composition of opposing elements.
images courtesy of studio davidpompa
by pairing the two different materials together, the design by davidpompa emphasises the contrasting textures. the soft light from the opal glass shines onto the texture of the volcanic rock, revealing it’s natural surface. deriving from the latin term ‘origo’, which describes the origin of the universe, a specific point of time, an intersection of axes, the collection aims to convey the idea of light and darkness.
either hung as a pendant lamp or mounted on a wall, the ‘origo’ collection creates a dynamic interaction between lightness and heaviness, and is expressed in both timeless pieces, providing an elegant, muted light. the series aims to define the new aesthetics of davidpompa, while reinforcing the character and values of the brand.
from 9th to 14th april 2019 studio davidpompa will be presenting for the second time at the euroluce exhibition center in milan. in 2017 the studio became the first mexican brand ever to present at this renowned exhibition. based in mexico city and driven by innovation, the studio explores and challenges mexican handcrafts, creating an honest collection that stands over time, merging the essence of materials with bold and characterful aesthetics.
project name: ‘origo’
design: studio davidpompa
edited by: lynne myers | designboom
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