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Lightyears Calabash P2

The fruit of the Calabash vine has been a familiar shape throughout Africa and Asia for thousands and thousands of years. This recurring form caught the eye of designers Boris Berlin and Poul Christiansen, they had noted how the dried, hollowed out Calabash gourd was sometimes painted during festivals and hung as an ornament and were inspired to emulate this extraordinarily versatile gift from nature. The Calabash is made from drawn aluminium, perfectly finished and then coated with a special lacquer to give an iridescent surface. With an internal reflector to increase the down light the pendant creates a warm atmosphere and works beautifully on its own or hung in clusters as if from a vine.

Dimensions: P2 diameter 22.4cm. H 30.5cm. 

Appearance: Calabash P2 silver or gold, iridescent gourd.
Design: 2011. Boris Berlin and Poul Christiansen for Lightyears.
Material: Drawn aluminium. Coloured lacquer.
Cable: 3m black woven cable, ceiling rose included.
Size: P2. Dia 22.4cm. H 30.5cm. (Other sizes available)
Bulb: 1 x E27 halo max 30w or 1 x E27 suitable LED. Not included.
View all products by Boris Berlin & Poul Christiansen and Lightyears.

According to Boris Berlin and Poul Christiansen, good design is more than just a solution to the primary functional problem. Good design also features cultural, philosophical and aesthetic elements. For that very reason, the final result is always extremely personal and greatly influenced by the cultural backgrounds and experiences of the designers. A liberated and experimental approach to the design process combined with a sharp eye for the latest production techniques is essential. It is important not to be tied to one discipline or ideal, inspiration can come from anywhere. Boris and Poul are especially tuned to the glories to be found within nature and have appropriated it for many of their highly successful products. The design duo established their studio Komplot in 1987 and are now considered among the most innovative of Danish designers, managing to both continue and renew the Danish design traditions and to keep in step with the latest international developments.


Lightyears, part of the Fritz Hansen Group, is a Danish light company that takes great pride in creating lighting products that combine both tradition and renewal. The core ambition of the company lies in the fusion of the young and the established. Lightyears embraces the curiosity and boldness of the up-and-coming generation, but equally they respect the skill and the trained eye of the older more experienced designers. This collaboration produces modern interpretations of established lighting products and it is Lightyears intention that these new incarnations speak for themselves on how and where to use contemporary illumination. The collection is functional, progressive, timeless and always represents good value for money. Lightyears cooperate with several of Danish design's most innovative and recognised designers like Jørn Utzon, Salto & Sigsgaard, Cecilie Manz, Morten Voss, Mads Odgaard as well as the Japanese designer Hidenori Kuge and the Danish/Italian design duo GamFratesi.


Rume Professional is our contract division and we invite trade enquiries. In a world of increasing sameness Rume exists to celebrate the difference, to take the road less travelled. With a family history in design and manufacture going back almost sixty years we have a wealth of experience in navigating the quickening waters of fad and fashion. We can offer the proven professional a selection of lighting and interior products from some of the most highly regarded design companies in the world and can also supply our beautiful, handmade English furniture and a range of accessories from just about everywhere. If your interest is piqued why not complete our online trade account application?

10 to 15 working days.
All mainland UK £9.95.
For non-mainland UK deliveries please contact us for a quotation.
For further delivery information please refer to Delivery and Returns.

Rume
54 Western Road
Hove
East Sussex
England
BN3 1JD
Phone:01273 777810
Email:info@rume.co.uk

For contact form click here.

Product info

Appearance: Calabash P2 silver or gold, iridescent gourd.
Design: 2011. Boris Berlin and Poul Christiansen for Lightyears.
Material: Drawn aluminium. Coloured lacquer.
Cable: 3m black woven cable, ceiling rose included.
Size: P2. Dia 22.4cm. H 30.5cm. (Other sizes available)
Bulb: 1 x E27 halo max 30w or 1 x E27 suitable LED. Not included.
View all products by Boris Berlin & Poul Christiansen and Lightyears.

Designer

According to Boris Berlin and Poul Christiansen, good design is more than just a solution to the primary functional problem. Good design also features cultural, philosophical and aesthetic elements. For that very reason, the final result is always extremely personal and greatly influenced by the cultural backgrounds and experiences of the designers. A liberated and experimental approach to the design process combined with a sharp eye for the latest production techniques is essential. It is important not to be tied to one discipline or ideal, inspiration can come from anywhere. Boris and Poul are especially tuned to the glories to be found within nature and have appropriated it for many of their highly successful products. The design duo established their studio Komplot in 1987 and are now considered among the most innovative of Danish designers, managing to both continue and renew the Danish design traditions and to keep in step with the latest international developments.


Brand

Lightyears, part of the Fritz Hansen Group, is a Danish light company that takes great pride in creating lighting products that combine both tradition and renewal. The core ambition of the company lies in the fusion of the young and the established. Lightyears embraces the curiosity and boldness of the up-and-coming generation, but equally they respect the skill and the trained eye of the older more experienced designers. This collaboration produces modern interpretations of established lighting products and it is Lightyears intention that these new incarnations speak for themselves on how and where to use contemporary illumination. The collection is functional, progressive, timeless and always represents good value for money. Lightyears cooperate with several of Danish design's most innovative and recognised designers like Jørn Utzon, Salto & Sigsgaard, Cecilie Manz, Morten Voss, Mads Odgaard as well as the Japanese designer Hidenori Kuge and the Danish/Italian design duo GamFratesi.


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Professional

Rume Professional is our contract division and we invite trade enquiries. In a world of increasing sameness Rume exists to celebrate the difference, to take the road less travelled. With a family history in design and manufacture going back almost sixty years we have a wealth of experience in navigating the quickening waters of fad and fashion. We can offer the proven professional a selection of lighting and interior products from some of the most highly regarded design companies in the world and can also supply our beautiful, handmade English furniture and a range of accessories from just about everywhere. If your interest is piqued why not complete our online trade account application?

Shipping

10 to 15 working days.
All mainland UK £9.95.
For non-mainland UK deliveries please contact us for a quotation.
For further delivery information please refer to Delivery and Returns.

Contact us

Rume
54 Western Road
Hove
East Sussex
England
BN3 1JD
Phone:01273 777810
Email:info@rume.co.uk

For contact form click here.