Tagliente by Plasma Studio and ewo

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Tagliente by Plasma Studio and Ewo

Architects Plasma Studio of London, Beijing and Bolzano have designed this LED street lamp in collaboration with lighting company ewo.

Tagliente by Plasma Studio and Ewo

Called Tagliente ('sharp' in Italian), the lamp has a faceted surface, twisting from the vertical pole to horizontal light source.

Tagliente by Plasma Studio and Ewo

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Tagliente by Plasma Studio and Ewo

The information below is from Plasma Studio:


PLASMA STUDIO and ewo present 'Tagliente'

With the advent of LED lighting units suitable for outdoor lighting, ewo, the Bolzano-based, international manufacturer of high quality lighting systems asked Plasma Studio to develop a new type of street light for this radically new technology.

Tagliente by Plasma Studio and Ewo

Starting from the conceptual diagram of the street lamp as a combination of vertical shaft and horizontal light-emitting beam and looking at birds and flowers for reference, Plasma developed Tagliente as a fluid transition between the vertical and horizontal directions.

Tagliente by Plasma Studio and Ewo

Challenging the omnipresent and generic status of street lamps, this angular multi-facetted sculpture appears different from every angle and invites the casual passer-by to wander around it in order to grasp its form. By being ambiguously between industrial and natural form, we experienced that the object's relationship to context has been surprisingly versatile.

The light was first exhibited at Plasma Studio's Nodal Landscapes exhibition at the DAZ Berlin where it formed a dynamic extension to the orthogonal grids of a typical Berlin "Hinterhof" around it. It is now displayed in front of ewo's headquarter building, a contemporary context that enables it to articulate the link between the natural rocky backdrop and the man-made orthogonal structures.


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  • steef

    very handsome :)

  • cristina

    Love the work of Plasma Studio, very interesting work

  • http://matthew-yee.blogspot.com matt yee

    Feeling it.

  • adrian
  • OLVR BCHR

    Totally successfull design!

    Il is always difficult to get such an ambiguous and captivating form without having an overwhelming / overdesign. Although unique and complex, I can see this street lamp installed all over a neighboorhood, adding something to urban landscape without saying «look at me» all over the place. Superb, intense and modest.
    Nice job!

  • lemonadezhao

    the geometrical appearance is cool