Key facts

Product:
Tress suspension medium
Family:
Tress
Manufacturer:
Foscarini
Designer:
Marc Sadler
Architonic ID:
1075573
Country:
Italy
Launched:
2009
Groups:
Suspended lights-General lighting
Suspended ligh...-Pendant lights in plastic
Suspended ...-Pendant lights in glass fiber

Product description

Material: composite material on a lacquered fibreglass base
Colours: white, black and red
Large suspension: ø 48 cm H. 200 cm, ø 19 1/16’’ H.196’’
Half suspension: ø 25 cm H. 200 cm, ø 9 27/32’’ H.196’’
Short suspension: ø 23 cm H. 200 cm, ø 9 7/32’’ H.196’’
Bulb: halogen 1 x 100 W

Product family

Concept

Interwoven, resin-impregnated fibres recall the texture of baskets. The vision interweaves light and material through contrasting bands of full and empty space, differently distributed according to how the lamp will be used. It recalls the warm touch of fabric and creates a highly suggestive visual and tactile sensory effect.

Tress is made of composite materials, similar to those already used by Marc Sadler and Foscarini in the Mite and Twiggy collections, with a completely different application and results. This creates new expressive possibilities for the collection and develops new functions as well. For example, in the floor versions, the cable drowned in the interwoven structure produces a clean, elegant aesthetic effect.

The collection is available in three colours – white, black or red – each revealing different personalities: black strongly underlines the woven structure that shapes the three-dimensional decoration; the white version has a lighter, more discrete presence, while the red version, most dramatically emphasizes the interplay of light and shade in the weave. In the floor version, the spread of the beam of light both through the body and out the top, creates a particularly attractive effect, thanks to two light sources with separate switches. The lower light illuminates the heart of the lamp and underlines the intertwined graphics, creating an enveloping effect, while the upper part bounces light off the ceiling.

The hanging version directs the beam of light down, and if placed in succession, creates a pathway of innovative lighting effects that are ideal for large spaces. The table version, with its delicate weave of light and shade, decorates the surface it is placed on to complete the collection.