WireLine

WireLine

Flos, 2019

Further elaborating on some of the previous lamp 'WireRing'1 design principles, Formafantasma is using the power cable as one of the leading design features. The cable is flattened to resemble a belt made of rubber and hanging from the ceiling and holds a ribbed glass extrusion containing a LED light source.
№ 2.2.19.1 – Double configuration.
№ 2.2.19.2 – Rubber, detail.
№ 2.2.19.3 – Rubber, detail.
№ 2.2.19.16 – Multiple configurations.
№ 2.2.19.5 – Double configuration, detail.
The lamp can be installed as a single piece, or repeated to obtain elaborate visual compositions, and it is reduced in size once packed. On a material level, the lamp plays on the contrast between the rubber's industrial feeling and the sophistication of glass.
№ 2.2.19.10 – Single configuration.
№ 2.2.19.8 – Wireline, detail.
№ 2.2.19.11 – Double configuration.

Notes, References and External Links

1. WireRing. WireRing film. Composed of just two elements, the Flos WireRing wall light, designed by Formafantasma, is an exercise of reduction: using only the most essential elements to create something outstanding.

– Flos. Established in 1962 in Merano, Italy, FLOS is recognised as a world leading manufacturer of innovative lighting solutions.


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Contributors

CONCEPT, DESIGN Andrea Trimarchi, Simone Farresin
DESIGN DEVELOPMENT Jeroen Van Der Gruiter
PRODUCTION Flos
PHOTO CREDITS Tommaso Sartori

Literature

Flos, WireLine by Formafantasma lights up miart 2019
Elledecor, Formafantasma and a fiercely minimalist light.
DomusFormafantasma: “We let the material dictate the final result”
Dezeen, Ten eye – catching lights launched at Milan design week
ICONThe best from Milan Design Week 2019
Frame, Our top picks for Milan Design Week: The halls of the Salone at Rho Fiera
Financial TimesMeet the designers turning electronic waste into elegant furniture
Interni Magazine, Pure source of light