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Article from the 2011-08-15
Only two years on the market and already awarded: Hope from Luceplan was honored with the desired Compasso d’Oro award last this year. The jury especially praised the ”Innovative usage of the thin Fresnel-Lenses that create filigree light.” Already before it won the red dot design award as well as the Good Design Award.
This is the fifth Compasso d’Oro of the company’s history. The Italian company won the desired award before with its lamps Mix (2008), Metropoli (1994), Lola (1989) and D7 (1981). During the celebration of this year’s Compasso d’Oro in Rome, the Sky lamp by Alfredo Häberly and Luceplan also received an “Honorable Mention”.
The Compasso d’Oro (golden compass) is an award by the Italian ADI (Associazione per il Disegno Industriale) and was given for the 22nd time this year. It is the first design award to be offered in Europe and has its origin back in 1954 from an idea of Gio Pontis. The Compasso d’Oro is celebrated triennially and is only given to Italian designs.
The lamps family Hope has been designed by Paolo Rizzatto and Francisco Gomez Paz for Luceplan. It includes floor, wall, ceiling and pendant lamps. Combinable, original, versatile and elegant, Hope embodies the philosophy of Luceplan. The timeless design by Paolo Rizzatto and Francisco Gomez Paz reaches the separation of transitory trends.
Polo Rizzatto and Francisco Gomez Paz gave an original design to Hope which interacts with spreading light in a fascinating manner. The exterior petals consist of polycarbonate and are really flat Fresnel lenses with an extremely reflexing and light-breaking affinity. They reinforce the fascinating effect of the light and reduce the energy consumption of the lamp.