Moving the light source along the stem of ‘Ascent’, Daniel Rybakken’s lamp for Luceplan, the light intensity goes from being turned off at the bottom position to gradually ascending to full light output at the top. Giving the user control over not only the light intensity, but also the spread of the light.
Ascent uses the same archetypical head found on Rybakken’s Counterbalance light (also for Luceplan), this time mounted on a slender vertical stem. “The visual elements of Ascent are all recognizable, from the classic head to the round stem, but it is the way you use Ascent that makes it different from existing lights.” says Rybakken. “The gesture of sliding the head upwards for more light and down for less is a conceptual idea, but at the same time an action that feels natural.”
The lamp comes in two versions, with an anchor bolt for tables, or with a base. The anchor bolt is made impact resistant by having a co-molding of steel and rubber in the base, allowing up to 15 degrees of tilt of the stem. Ascent will be presented at Euroluce at Fiera Milano, Rho during Milan Design Week 2013.