Published on : Thursday, April 13, 2017
The new collection from Artemide was introduced for the first time at the Euroluce 2017 exhibition during the Salone del Mobile, held from April 4 to 9. The Shanghai-based design practice Neri & Hu were also present with their Yanzi collection of lamps.
Yanzi is a lightweight composition of graphic signs. Balanced structures, such as branches or perches, support multiple stylised figures to provide a variety of versions and qualities of light. They are iconic swallows with a brushed brass body, with their head like a white glass sphere enclosing light, either flying free or contained in glass cages. There is unique sensibility in matching warm and cold, essential yet refined materials. Yanzi is an open system, ideal for creating lightweight compositions and light landscapes that animate any space with an elegant poetic attitude.
Yanzi is comprised of a pendant, floor and table lamp. The collection has an adjustable track system, as well as various extensions, resulting in endless possibilities to configure the light. With its elegant lines and minimal shapes, Yanzi pays homage to both the urban and the natural, the rigid and the organic, while injecting a sense of playfulness into the design.