Lighthouse by Christian Vivanco


Milan 2010: Mexican designer Christian Vivanco has designed a collection of lighting combining oak and metal components for Barcelona brand Luz Difusion.

Called Lighthouse, the series of lamps have translucent perspex shades and laser-cut metal bases, attached to oak batons with screws.

A groove in the back of each wooden component accommodated the flex.

Vivanco will present the design in Milan this April.

See all our stories about Milan 2010 in our special category.

More about Christian Vivanco on Dezeen:

Inside Urban furniture with The Emotion Lab (November 2009)
From a Lost City storage unit inspired by the informal architecture of shanty towns (March 2009)
Our Little White Sofa (September 2008)

Here's some more text from Vivanco:

Lighthouse collection

The inspiration for this collection started as a fusion concept, where the project "From a Lost City" met the old Lighthouses from the shores all around.

The Lighthouse family develops and evolves a characteristic style of the sixties thanks to the combination between white and wood that express an air of renovation, timeliness and relevance.

The cable slides along a groove on the back. The metal parts join both wooden pieces.

The shade of perspex is white, translucent and light. Its shape is rectangular with rounded corners.

Everything is fixed with wide diameter screws in chrome finish originally used for furniture. The base is made of laser cut metal and its design follows the shape of the shade.

Material: metal and oak.
Finishes: white (metal) and natural varnish (oak).
White perspex shade. Diffuse light.

Lighthouse F: 28 x 15 x 140 cm
Lighthouse T: 28 x 15 x 72 cm
Lighthouse W: 30 x 15 x 46 cm

Posted on Friday February 26th 2010 at 1:45 pm by Antonia Anastasiadi. Copyright policy | Comments policy

  • nice ! it can be more colorful !

  • geronimo

    well, in my opinion it can be not only more colorful, but also it should be more interesting….

    It doesnt pay my attention at all. it would fit a hospital or into the underground.

  • jj

    Does it annoy anyone else that the base isn’t a projection of the lampshade? I feel like these should have the same shape in plan, given that they’re connected by a single vertical element. Gaahh. Wiring is slick, however it limits the modular capacity of this (in height).

  • jj…i concur. it seems like a small adjustment but one that would allow the overall design to be more ‘seamless’…if the footprint were to be anything other than the same shape (in plan) then it would seem best to be a bit oversize, perhaps oversized proportional to the height of the lamp. ie. the floor lamp had a larger footprint than the table lamp. just a thought.

    i like the anthropomorphic feel of the floor lamp. it suggests a monk to me, looking downward.

    overall. i like. and thanks for including the sketches…

  • jc

    I like it.

  • Damfak

    Love the metal-oak-persplex combo. nice and clean. Good job!!!!

  • Maria

    I love the cable detail…. really nicely resolved and probably my favourite part of the lamp. In terms of the footprint, I didn’t notice it until reading the comments, but to me the reduced size in comparison to the lampshade helps place importance and emphasis on the light itself… afterall I feel that a lamp should be focussed on the lightsource with other elements coming secondary to that principal function. As rocklaubster says, it in some ways represents a monk – to me this means patient and tranquil without imposing on its environment. Good work.

  • jj
    It doesn’t annoying me, cause the fonction of the feet is to feet on the floor, a projection should be a nicer integration but in a way unfonctional, cause it made the object to unstable.
    They must have a many different way to improve the design of a concept, but at a moment we should stop to improve it.
    I like this object, the efficiency of the use of less material, and of course, the manufacturer can provide different colors.

    But what a really don’t like is this bad switch, how can you chose in the market this ugly big switch.
    If I have to buy, I will change this.

    Good week end all.

  • jofre
  • ambroise

    Unfortunalety an other Bouroullec-metal-wood object.