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Borderline by A+A cooren

Paris design studio A+A cooren have designed a collection of lights held together with velcro.

Called Borderline, the collection of includes a suspension lamp with a cantilever arm, a floor lamp and pendant lamp, as well as a limited-edition vase.

The collection was presented at the Light + Building Fair in Frankfurt last month.

Photographs are by Joao Vieira Torres.

The following information is from the designers:


Two shells – originally one black, one white – are joined to form a sharp borderline between dark and light. They’re bound by three velcro bands, leaving the shell edges free of metallic joints. When the lamp is on, the inner white shell diffuses a soft, comfortable light, while the indirect light emitted from the top gives the impression that the lamp is floating below the ceiling. The contrast of black ABS outside and opal white acrylic inside is striking even when the light is off. The three elements – shade, diffusor and velcro tie bands – are clear and visible features in the design and make the lamp easy to maintain. No manual is needed to change the bulb. The standard versions include either a 60W fluorescent lamp or dual 60 and 55W fluorescent lamps for extra illumination, enabling the use of Borderline in different spaces.

Additional fixtures of different typologies have recently been added to the original ceiling version: Big Foot – floor lamp of enlarged proportions, Big Arm – supension lamp with cantilever arm, Borderline suspension lamp – a suspension version in 2 different dimensions. The new version in all white shells will be available from May 2010. The whole Borderline collection will be presented at Light + Building 2010 Fair in Franfurt from 11. – 16. April, 2010, at vertigo Bird stand Hall 1.1. stand D02.

Year of design: 2009
Material: acrylic
Colours: black/white, white/white
manufacturer: Slovenian brand, Vertigo Bird
Designer: A + A Cooren

A vase, AIR SUNDAE, limited édition (12 models)
manufacturer: EVCT
Soliflor, made from borosilicate glass,
Separated in 2 parts for easy water-changing, the form reminds an ice cream sundae
On sale at gallery S.Bensimon and by order espace Modem Paris

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