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Objets Lumineux ­ 1999
Pendant lamps

Birch plywood, PMMA, fluorescent light source
3 versions:
Ø 500 × 1,200 mm
Ø 500 × 1,600 mm
Ø 500 × 2,400 mm
Prototype Ecole de Beaux –Arts de Saint Etienne, France (1998)
Then Cappellini, Italy (1999)
Then limited edition in 8 pieces + 2 A. P. + 2 Prototypes
Numbered & signed pieces


Edition Cappellini, 1999, then 2004 Kreo Gallery, Paris
22 rue duchefdelaville 75 013 Paris
T +33 1 53 60 18 42
F +33 1 53 60 17 58
kreogal@wanadoo.fr
www.galeriekreo.com
 



« The « Objets Lumineux » are big lamps, formed from a plywood skeleton which supports two half-shells of translucent thermoform plastic. These shells diffract the light, softening and diffusing it in all directions. There’s this idea that technology should be invisible. Electronics follows the dogm
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a of miniaturization, and you often expect this disappearance of technological objects towards a more immaterial use. Perhaps the oversized lamps were reacting to this myth. Giving them a human scale, a certain rather gentle presence is achieved in spite of everything.”

Extracts from the book “ Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec” released by Phaidon in 2003.
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