Published on : Monday, January 9, 2017
The beauty and grace of the tulip have made this flower a symbol of sincere and powerful love. Designer Pierre Cabrera has inspired to create the ‘Tulip’ lamp with the ultimate aim of offering a warm and intimate atmosphere through soft and indirect lighting.
‘Tulip’ subtly combines complexity and simplicity, craftsmanship and industrial production. Starting off as a sketch, ‘Tulip’ was then made in paper in order to find the right balance of its curves. Once the prototype was completed, Pierre Cabrera designed his own special tool so that the ellipsoidal HI-MACS thermoformed ribbon could intertwine to produce smooth, flowing and almost sensual shapes.
Pierre Cabrera found HI-MACS to be the ideal material to create his project while respecting its essence. He says, “I was looking for harmony between material and light. HI-MACS delivers the desired aesthetic appearance and offers a sensitive and soft diffusion of light. For me, HI-MACS is an inexhaustible source of inspiration. Thermoforming properties offer unlimited possibilities for spatial and sculptural transformation and multiple finishes. Essential assets to accompany me in my creative process.”
Each lamp is designed by a laser and comes in different sizes: ‘Tulip’20, ‘Tulip’30, ‘Tulip’40, ‘Tulip’50 and ‘Tulip’60 for large spaces. Combining creativity, craftsmanship and innovative materials, ‘Tulip’ incorporates the latest generation of Beneito & Faure LEDs for the ‘Tulip’20, ‘Tulip’30 and ‘Tulip’40 models. The last two models can also be used as wall lamps.
The ‘Tulip’50 and ‘Tulip’60 models also feature a connected high-tech lighting system and a Bluetooth gesture-controlled switch/dimmer, which can be controlled by smartphone and tablet to create mood lighting.