Designer Stefan Diez was inspired by the simple strap that holds luggage in place on a car roof rack or a bicycle carrier to create PLUSMINUS.
Wood is the main material featured in the Duo lamp, created by Ramos & Bassols.
Inspired by nature it also reveals a highly precise design that compliments the purity of curved laminate oak used to line the interior of the metal shade. The combination of both materials creates a sharp contrast.
Duo is a unique ceiling sconce: it evokes the universal form of an inverted bowl and provides a double lighting effect. On the one hand the central diffuser with a Led light source avoids glare and suggests immateriality offering a warm and uniform lighting effect, its circular shape is inspired by natural skylight openings. And on the other the perimeter lighting effect washes across the wood surface, lending it an unexpected warmth.
Oak was chosen for finishing the interior surface of the ceiling sconce because of the beauty of its veined surface and its tonal hue that combines well with any other type of wood used for interior design projects. Its delicate internal resolution that features a herringbone seam evokes the best craftsmanship of wood turning.
“We chose wood because it’s a natural, quality material. It brings warmth and at the same time, provides a contrast with the surrounding metal envelope” Ramos & Bassols.
Available in two sizes and two formats, the larger of which measure 70 and 78 cm. in diameter convert the ceiling into the centre of attention, with a calming presence. The version with the bevelled edge perimeter detail lends spontaneity and dynamic character to spaces. All the timber used in the production of the Duo lamp is sourced from sustainable managed forests.
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