O10 by Guillaume Delvigne


O10 by Guillaume Delvigne

Paris designer Guillaume Delvigne has created a lamp with a single bulb dangling on the end of a flex, which is draped over a stand.

O10 by Guillaume Delvigne

Called O10, shape of the stand allows it to be balanced on the edge of a piece of furniture.

O10 by Guillaume Delvigne

Delvigne presents the project as part of an exhibition called Prospectives O10 with manufacturers Specimen and creative agency Terres Nuages at Designers Days, which opens in Paris today and continues until 14 June.

Photographs are by Gabriel de Vienne.

Here's some more information from Specimen:

010 is a medical term meaning puerperium, which is the state of a woman who, having given birth is in the period following childbirth.

The 010 lamp designed by Guillaume Delvigne is a piece which is joining the realms of furnishing. The light is reduced to its simplest expression: brightness in space. In the background, the object takes shape in a single precise line. Snaking from one space to another, the electric flex draws the contours.

The first Specimen collection is on view from 9th to 14th June with exclusive pieces by Sylvain Rieu-Piquet, Constance Guisset, Guillaume Delvigne, Pierre Lota and Olivier Grégoire.

Bordering art and industrial produce, Specimen is a new design house in perpetual movement, the only mode which functions in its urgency to continually produce new pieces which do not adhere to the standard set of rules. No permanent showroom; no artistic restrictions; just one absolute rule: to offer limited edition pieces by up and coming designers who find it possible to freely assert their individuality with Specimen.

Personal, extraordinary, poetic and technically innovative, each piece is an example in itself. It is futile looking for a similarity or resemblance between each of them. Based on love at first sight and meeting with designers, this business venture between Tristan Pannier and Alaric Miaume makes any attempt at classification obsolete.

Specimen will meet collectors in France and abroad, in contemporary art fairs and design events promoting French design, creation and a certain state of mind which is equally ephemeral and irrepressible: youth and desire.

To celebrate its launch during Designers Days event in Paris, Specimen is proposing a special co-edition in partnership with Terres Nuages.

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Posted on Wednesday June 9th 2010 at 10:25 am by . Copyright policy | Comments policy

  • Well I always say, and try to do:… That a good design has to have the minimun parts that represent his actual shape and his functionality of the concept. In this case, I think that is too much material, too much shape that their not necessary it the deveopment ot the real concept of the lamp.

  • morgan geist

    Hello, this is Morgan Geist

    Unfortunately after all the careful consideration regarding the form and function of this light, the designer has provided us with a naked bulb. As you know, looking at a lit light bulb at nighttime is akin to looking at the sun at daytime. Not pleasant.

    The sculptural element of the light is only bearable when it is turned off. A paradox.


  • Fish fingers

    Luis, cannot see a part which is superfluous to requirements, please explain

  • Marcus Des

    Great for lighting a spot where you don’t need light; next to a desk or table instead of ON a desk or table.

  • Reba

    @ Geist , depends on what kind of light bulb, satin, frosted etc, maybe the bulb intended is low wattage ?

    After this issue has been surpassed, you either like the sculptural qualities of the support or not.

    I can see an abstraction of the Mayday Gricic lamp in there, (the cable wrap part) Which is a very graphical / functional design approach.