Design by Ross Lovegrove, 2008.
"A ceiling fixture that places a floating assembly of large pebbles below a simple modern aluminum disc. These in turn reflect each other, bouncing light between their taught bio-morphic surfaces and reflecting the environment around them. During the day, the piece acts as a sculptural object reflecting the dynamics of natural light and movement of people around them." - Ross Lovegrove
The Mercury Suspension Light provides indirect halogen lighting. Made of die-cast aluminum and molded thermoplastic, the reflective units (pebbles) have a polished chrome finish. The disc, in die-cast aluminum, has a pale grey finish with clear electrical cords and stainless steel cable. Mounts to standard electrical junction box.
Material(s): Die-cast aluminum, thermoplastic
Bulbs: 2 X 200W 120V R7/T3 linear halogen lamps (included)
Designer: Ross Lovegrove
Ross Lovegrove studied design at Manchester Polytechnic and subsequently trained at the Royal College of Art in London. At frog design, he contributed to the design of the Sony Walkman and Apple computers. As an in-house designer for Knoll International in Paris, Lovegrove worked on the Alessandri office system. As a co-member of the Atelier de Nimes, along with Philippe Starck and Jean Nouvel, he acted as a design consultant to Luis Vuitton, Cacharel, Dupont and Hermès. In 1990, he created Studio X in London. Lovegrove is inspired by forms of the natural world, the possibilities of new manufacturing techniques and the ability to evoke an emotional response in users.View other products by Ross Lovegrove
The Artemide Group was founded by Ernesto Gismondi and Sergio Mazza in 1959. Artemide offers not only lamps for moments of relaxation at home, but also large sophisticated installations for illuminating public and private professional activities. Technological and productive expertise is achieved through research and developement centers, with product planning and engineering, laboratories for technical conformity and self-certification tests, and production units equipped with state-of- the-art processes. A production structure that can offer expertise in the processing of traditional materials such as glass, as well as the capacity of innovation with novel materials, such as titanium. The vast range of options reflects the commitment of the whole organization to provide a product guaranteed by the Artemide brand, throughout the world, with an image that is strong and consistent: that of a leader in the lighting field.
Renowned lighting series issued by Artemide include the versatile Tizio and Tolomeo, Logico, Melampo, Castore, and color-changing Metamorfosi. Other design classics that Artemide still produces include the unique Boalum, Nesso and Fatto. Over the years, many designers have created beautiful works of lighting art for Artemide, including Michele De Lucchi, Livio Castiglioni, Gianfranco Frattini, Vico Magistretti, Richard Sapper and Giancarlo Fassina. More recently, Ron Rezek's line of practical and affordable designs, including many wall sconces, bath lights and mirrors was acquired by Artemide.View other products from Artemide