Milan 2013: Zaha Hadid will present two monochrome pendant lamps for Italian brand Slamp at the Euroluce lighting show tomorrow.
The Aria lamp (above) contains a core of six light sources facing outwards plus a downward-facing spotlight, which shine through 50 sheets of translucent black plastic. Each plastic profile is slightly different so they form a fluid, asymmetric shape when hung radially.
Avia (above and below) has a similar construction, but the plastic sheets are opaque and can be white or black. This second model is available in two small sizes for residential use and two bigger forms for installation in large spaces.
The lamps will be unveiled at the Euroluce lighting exhibition taking place alongside the Salone Internazionale del Mobile at Milan Fairgrounds from 9 to 14 April. Slamp's stand will be located at A15-B12, Hall 9.
Above: Aria pendant lamp
Above: Avia pendant lamp
Above: Avia pendant lamp
Here's some extra information from Slamp:
Aria by Zaha Hadid
Aria is a lamp designed by Zaha Hadid which combines dramatic architectural features with the intrinsic weightlessness of the materials, creating a sculpture of light and technology that fascinates and enchants observers.
The 50 individual layers of Cristalflex (a techno-polymer patented by Slamp) work together to make Aria seem as if is about to take flight, characterised by complex yet harmonic forms that embrace the light source in a veiled breath.
The large lamp is formed of a central structure capable of flooding the entire room with light, thanks to 6 light sources and a spotlight directed downwards.
With an 90 cm diameter and 130 cm high, Aria enhances any space, rendering it luxurious without losing any of its contemporary style.
The elegant black veiled finish lends a touch of mystery and seduction.
Avia by Zaha Hadid
Avia combines the majesty of great architecture with a lamp for day-to-day use, perfectly integrating large volumes with advanced lighting techniques and technology.
To give shape to such an ambitious project the designer used 52 different layers of Opalflex, a techno-polymer patented by Slamp, creating an effect of fluidity, dynamism and harmony resulting in a perfect architectural form that gently embraces the light source.
Avia captures the gaze of anyone who draws near, offering constantly changing perspectives and reflections, transforming itself from a simple light source into a genuine sculpture to be admired, making any space more suggestive.
The central structure is capable of providing 360 degrees light, thanks to its numerous light sources and a downwards-facing spotlight.
The lamp is available in 4 different sizes, making it capable of adapting to any kind of space: two smaller sizes, ideal for use at home and two larger versions for enhancing large-sized spaces. Two colour tones are available: the uncontaminated purity of total white and the absolute elegance of total black.