Design by Chris Hardy, 2011.
Modern and functional, the Wig Pendant Lamp is comprised of many small pieces delicately working together, creating a larger intricate form. The composition creates the unique character of "Wig", adding life and personality to the object, as well as the context in which it is placed.
Providing direct and ambient illumination, the diffuser is a composition of curved petals in white glossy varnished metal. Adjustable steel cable up to 78.7" with ceiling rose in the same color as the shade and lower diffuser disc in satin methacrylate.
Dimensions: 25.2" Dia X 10.2" H; 78.7" cable
Bulbs: 3 X 60W 120V E26 (medium base) A19 incandescent lamps (not included)
Designer: Chris Hardy
Born in Houston, Texas in 1984, Chris Hardy is an Atlanta based industrial designer. After receiving a BFA from the College for Creative studies, he went on to pursue a Masters of Design from the School of Design at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University.
Chris Hardy returned to the United States in 2009 to begin his freelance career, founding Chris Hardy Design, which specializes in both industrial and graphic designs. His first piece, the Wig Pendant Lamp, was inspired by his views on society — small, individual pieces coming together to create a single, cohesive unit.View other products by Chris Hardy
FontanaArte was founded by architect Gio Ponti in 1932. A leader in advanced Italian glass manufacturing and design, FontanaArte's works were first distinguished by artistic stained-glass windows, many of which remain a part of modern life (Duomo of Milan, Cathedral of Brasilia). Ponti realized the potential of this material and soon FontanaArte started to produce furniture, lamps and objects with glass as the main distinguishing feature.
Over the years, FontanaArte has collaborated with many architects and designers including Pietro Chiesa, Gae Aulenti, Pierluigi Cerri, Piero Castiglioni, Vico Magistretti, Vittorio Gregotti, Ettore Sottsass, Umberto Riva, Alvaro Siza and Renzo Piano, all of whom have contributed to the very high quality of design that is FontanaArte.View other products from FontanaArte