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‘Candil’ table lamp series by Alvaro Catalán de Ocón (ES)

Posted by Malgorzata Stankiewicz on 25.07.2012 - Tagged as: , , , , , ,

‘Kyoto’ model from the ‘Candil’ table lamp series by Alvaro Catalán de Ocón; photo by Alfonso Herranz

Madrid-based designer Alvaro Catalán de Ocón has realised this series of decorative table lamps whose composition ‘reflects the different physical properties necessary to make the electrical apparatus work.’ Composed of three simple parts in different materials: copper and brass which act as conductors and wood which has been used due to its insulative properties, the collection comprises three different models named after three cities: Madrid, Milan and Kyoto. The series was first presented earlier this year at Spazio Rossana Orlandi in Milan.

‘Madrid’ table lamp from the ‘Candil’ series; photo by Alfonso Herranz

More about the series:

 

‘Candil was conceived as a tabletop version of Cornucopia. While the technical principle remains the same, reducing the lamp to its three basic elements, in this case the use of materials reflects on the different physical properties necessary to make the electrical apparatus work.

 

‘The carefully crafted shapes of the copper bowls allow the bulb to effortlessly slide in its place, while its warm tones gently alter the quality of the light giving it a candlelight effect.The three available models take their names from the cities which influenced the realization of the object, Kyoto, where it all began, Madrid, where the project was developed and Milan where they were first presented to the public.’

‘Milan’ table lamp; photo by Alfonso Herranz

‘Candil’ series at Spazio Rossana Orlandi; photo by Jara Varela

‘Candil’ table lamp series by Alvaro Catalán de Ocón; photo by Alfonso Herranz

to Alvaro Catalán de Ocón’s website

 

to Architonic’s photo tour of Spazio Rossana Orlandi

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