Lambert & Fils puts a spin on traditional globe pendants with Laurent lighting collection
New York 2016: Canadian design studio Lambert & Fils has balanced pairs of glass globes within folded metal frames for its Laurent lighting collection, designed as a reinterpretation of classic pendant lighting (+ slideshow).
The range features opalescent glass spheres arranged in duos and held in powder-coated aluminium, chrome, acrylic or brass panels.
The collection includes various configurations, with globes placed adjacent to one another on top of a half moon-shaped support, or held at either end of a horizontal piece.
The metal sections of the lamp come as solid panels, which reflect the two spheres, or as a slatted piece which creates a striped lighting effect.
The studio worked with glass blowers in Quebec to craft the globes, which are supported by an adjustable suspension system, allowing each lamp to be adapted individually.
"Our studio focused on the surface and the form," said Samuel Lambert, who founded Lambert & Fils in 2010. "Here the globe acts as the link between the two."
"The different variations make it an apt lighting fixture for the home as well as for applications in the public realm where Laurent can really take on its fullest dimension through a rhythmic repetition," he added.
A floor lamp designed by the studio is also included in the recently opened Aesop store in Montreal, which features a "deconstructed" interior designed to reflect the heritage of the neighbourhood.
Other globe-shaped pendants include Michael Anastassiades' Copycat lamps for Flos, made from conjoined metal and glass spheres, and Lee Broom's collection of 1990s-inspired lighting.
The Laurent collection will be on show at the International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF) in New York, which will take place from 14 May to 17 May 2016 as part of the city's design festival.
Also in New York this month, a range of mirrors with coloured gradients will be presented at the Collective Design fair.
Photography is by Arseni Khamzin.
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