Snow is designed as two joining cones. The largest cone is the pole and stands directly on the floor, while the small cone forms the fixture heading. Both cones are cut at an angle at the top, slim end. A 2-kilo heavy counterweight hanging freely above the floor inside the fixture body enables Snow to be slim. The counterweight balances the fixture, and the suspension wire also functions as the cable holder. A straight solution and a creatively conceived stabiliser that conjures associations of a snowball frozen in time in its descent to the ground.
Snow is made from 4 mm thick, twin-sheet formed acrylic with a serigraphed motif, and thus plays on the contrast between the material and the immaterial. The motif consists of white dots in three sizes, reminiscent of snow falling. The snow motif is serigraphed in layers, a method that produces an exquisite shadowy effect. The snow motif is graduated, diminishing in intensity as it gets farther from the light source. This design achieves optimum light distribution and non-glare. In places without the serigraphed motif, the fixture seems almost invisible. Massive, yet light as a feather. The top part of Snow is made in dual-layer acrylic that produces a salient impression of depth, filtering light while also distributing it in the direction needed to provide reading light.
Snow makes us feel the play of light, both indirectly through the serigraphed motif and directly through the four openings that comprise the two cones in the geometric design. The downlight cast from the open cone functions as reading light. Snow seems to hover above the floor, an effect that further integrates the fixture with the room. Illuminating its surroundings, Snow is an open fixture in its light distribution.
Through its unconventional and evocative impression, Snow will appeal to private consumers and the professional segment alike. Snow can serve as a sculpture and the centrepiece of any room, while also fulfilling all requirements for functional lighting. Snow is 1500mm high, with the fixture body measuring Ø 350mm at its widest diameter and 800mm at its widest circumference. Snow is fitted with dimmable incandescent lamps 1x60W and 1x40W with reflectors. Alternatively, it can be fitted with metal halide lamps 2x35W.
Designer: Louise Campbell
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