“The shape of ARBA follows it function, its function follows the vision, my vision follows the principle sustainability!” Matteo Thun.
ARBA creates through the use of domestic maple and the archetypical shape familiarity and discreet simplicity. The cylindrical diffuser enfolds while turned on light the agility of the wood grain and makes the natural characteristics of the object visible. ARBA combines sociability and sustainability and arranges even turned off a peaceful picture of nature, calmness and resolution.
The homely maple wood of guaranteed FSC certified cultivation is oiled and offers an unique elasticity, stability and through the distinct fibre an unique characteristic. With the years a light darkening of the nature product, which gives ARBA an extra lively component, was created. The wood filters the cool light of the energy-saving fluorescence lamp in a warm but still powerful, comfortable light and shapes an unique room atmosphere. The diffuser for the vertical lighting is made of massive acrylic glass with high glossy polished edges and leads the light balanced and anti-glare. An artful mechanism enables that the glass for the illuminant change which can be removed with only one gesture.
ARBA is available in four versions as floor-, table-, pendant- and wall lamp. At the floor- and table lamps the lampshade is kept by five covering each other, polished and oiled bars – also made of maple. The chamfered edges give the lamp even with its high stability an optical lightness. In a time-consuming process, the bars are natural dried, to exclude the additional cambers. A steel bar balances the suspension. The power cable made of fire red textile fibre is also an accent. The wall mounting gives a corridor a familiar comfort and as bed reading lamp natural warmth.
The lamp family ARBA is furnished with high quality lighting electronic (DALI) and energy-saving fluorescences with constant light flow, brilliant colour report and long lasting life. The floor- and table lamp has a cable integrated switch, the suspension can be dimmed or switched. The large suspension with a diameter of 600 mm ha four powerful 42W illuminants and because of its big light amount it can also be used optimally in offices and public and high rooms.
Design: Matteo Thun & Antonio Rodriguez, 2009
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