Key facts

Product:
RIO In and Out Ceiling / Wall
Family:
RIO – Ring it on
Manufacturer:
KAIA >
Designer:
Peter Straka >
Architonic ID:
1359459
Country:
United Kingdom
Launched:
2015
Manufacturer groups :
Interior lighting-Ceiling lights >
Groups:
Interior lighting-Ceiling lights >

Product description

The RIO In and Out, a solid brass ring embedded with LEDs on both sides is suspended by brass stems (100 - 500 mm) casting sculptural shadows onto the ceiling.

Dimensions: Ø 1100 mm
Material: Solid brass or stainless steel and flexed glass components
Finish: Brushed brass
Bulbs: LED technology, dimmable

Product family

Concept

KAIA’s RIO suspension fixtures are a perfect demonstration of the Viennese studio’s ability to manipulate and craft the seemingly intangible quality of light into a physical object. Each of the three lights in the RIO collection are based upon a ring of pure, even light that appears to effortlessly hover in mid air.
‘The idea behind RIO was to create something like a nimbus - the white rings that appear around the sun or moon when light reflects and refracts through ice crystals in the atmosphere,’ explains KAIA’s design mastermind, Peter Straka. ‘Like this mesmerising natural phenomenon, I wanted RIO to be enlightening and uplifting.’
RIO In a solid brass ring is suspended by near-invisible wires.