Flos’ debut in ceramics, Ronan Bouroullec’s Ceramique is a trio of sculptural lights that merge the French designer’s sensible approach to volumes and silhouettes with the company’s push towards innovation.
Testifying the novelty of its material from its name, Ceramique is an entirely handcrafted collection made of a leadfree crystalline lacquered finish. The collection’s colours, Moss Green, Navy Blue and Rust Red, enhance the smooth surfaces, reflecting the material’s richness. The design’s starting point is the essential composition of a lamp: base, stem and a cap, declined in three table lamps, bearing the same design with subtly different orientations, and each featuring a configuration gently suggesting a specific illumination. While a down version is an ideal reading and table lamp, the lamp featuring a side orientation is imagined to illuminate a corner, and the uplighter creates an ideal ambient lighting.
“Ceramics are about desire, sensuality. I think that my work is increasingly moving in this direction; producing objects that are functional, certainly, but looking for a kind of elegance, of pleasure”
Photography by Anastasia Pavlova
The best way to be sustainable is by creating a product that will last forever, something you will want to share over the generations. Every element can be easily dismantled for any repairs or replacements. The lamp’s iconic ceramic body features a leadfree lacquered crystalline finish that complements its handcrafted surface.
The three models comprised in the collection, composed of a single ceramic piece that forms a base, a stem and a cap, are distinguished exclusively by the different direction of the diffuser, which is fixed and non-adjustable, to respond to precise light functions: Céramique Up version defines a comfortable and soft light and can be positioned on any horizontal sur-face to create indirect ambient lighting.
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