Key facts

Product:
Aplomb Large suspension grey
Family:
Aplomb
Manufacturer:
Foscarini >
Designer:
Luca Pevere >, Paolo Lucidi >
Architonic ID:
1432032
Country:
Italy
Launched:
2016
Manufacturer groups :
Interior lighting-Suspended lights >
Groups:
Interior lighting-Suspended lights >

Product description

Aplomb Large is a new lamp made of concrete, but with a different shape and use from the original version. Apart from being larger in size, Aplomb Large is fitted with a built-in LED light source, placed into the body of the lamp, which casts a wide beam of light onto the surface underneath, unlike the original Aplomb version which instead stands out for its accent lighting. Aplomb is made by Italian experts through a craft-based process of concrete processing. The challenge at the heart of this project was to obtain slim thicknesses, light-weight shapes and a textured surface, still pleasant to touch. It was all achieved thanks to the painstaking care and profound knowledge of the raw material, which allowed the creation ofa special mix, particularly fluid when poured into the cast. It is available in three colours – white, grey and brown - made with pigments added directly to the material blend, in order to answer different setting requirements. Aplomb Large can be placed over a table, a kitchen island or a counter, at home or in a public place, and it is perfect for use on its own or repeated in linear compositions.

Description:
Suspension lamp with direct light. Cement diffuser, consisting off a special amalgam colored with pigments, produced by pouring the fluid mixture into a mould rose with galvanized metal bracket and batch-dyed ABS cover. Clear electrical cable and black canopy for the brown and grey version, white for the white version.

Materials:
concrete, aluminium and polycarbonate

Colors:
white, grey, brown

Brightness light:
direct down light

ø45 x H20 cm

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Product family

Concept

Visible concrete is part of the language of modern architecture and, with Aplomb, Foscarini presents a model that uses this material with completely new and innovative technology. The material is translated, from large-scale architecture to a small suspension light, for interiors making it an elegant product with a simple formality, inspired by a material that has always been linked to the world of construction. This is what also inspires its name: Aplomb, a plumb-bob traditionally used by masons. However, aplomb also means ‘self-possessed, confident’, like this lamp that distances itself from aseptic minimalism with all the material richness of concrete.
Combining the need to obtain highly reduced dimensions and thickness, detailed finishes and smooth surfaces with the characteristic viscosity and lack of flexibility of concrete was the greatest challenge in developing Aplomb. The result was achieved thanks to the use of a special amalgam, which is particularly fluid in the mould and produces a surface that appears rough, but which is gentle to the touch, as refined by a transparent layer finish. The lamp has an airy design, with the characteristic shape of an upside-down funnel, which mitigates the massive solidity of concrete yet celebrates its material aspect,.
Aplomb creates precise, direct lighting, ideal for tables, peninsulas or counters, alone or in composition. It comes in three colour finishes that highlight its personality and meet different styles: from the classic grey of rough concrete, which gives depth to volumes, to elegant white or warm, intense brown. These are colours that are particularly suitable, either in harmony or contrast to all environments, whether in the home or contract sectors. Aplomb is the archetype of simple and concrete design for Foscarini.