Testifying the novelty of its material from its name, Céramique 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.

 

Designed by Ronan Bouroullec, Céramique is a family of lamps that puts the spotlight on the quality of workmanship of the material

 

Céramique is the new collection of lights designed by Ronan Bouroullec for Flos, composed of three table elements with ceramic body and diffuser, featuring a lead-free crystalline lacquered finish that highlights the (entirely handcrafted) surface.

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The collection stems from the long experience the designer has developed on this material, appreciated for its strong expressive value and clear craftsmanship connotation.

Composed of three elements - base, stem and a cap - each lamp is characterized by a configuration that changes by simply moving the position of the cap to obtain an ever-changing type of illumination. The distinguishing feature is the connecting blade (or stem) between the base and the diffuser: this element unites the three members of the family, making them the protagonists of a single story.

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Each configuration is distinguished by the different luminous flux it generates, responding to a precise function: the down version creates a focused light, making it a practical reading and table lamp; the side version projects the light perpendicularly and is designed to illuminate a wall or a corner; the up version defines a comfortable and soft light and can be positioned on any horizontal surface to create indirect ambient lighting.

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Materiality is the outstanding feature that distinguishes these lighting creations with their strong craftsmanship. With Céramique, Ronan Bouroullec projects manufacturing into a contemporary and essential dimension, consistent with the inspiration of his design.

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Céramique is available in a sophisticated color palette of Moss Green, Navy Blue and Rust Red.

 

Designed for sustainability

Céramique’s sustainable aspects are expressed through its outstanding design and excellent manufacturing tecniques.

The unique ceramic body of the lamp features a lead-free crystalline lacquered finish that highlights its entirely handcrafted surface. Ceramic is an inert material which, although not recyclable, can be reused in many sustainable ways, for example as fill material in constructions, reducing the environmental impact.

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The retrofit LED bulb of the lamp can be simply replaced and upgraded over time, in order to always improve the energy efficiency of the product whenever new sources are available on the market.

The lamp packaging does not include any plastic, and the internal protections are made of recyclable straw shred fill.

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“I love ceramics, flames licking the earth and enamel flowing over to envelop the form.

 

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.

 

Flos is intimately linked with Italy’s extraordinary panorama of skills, unique in Europe. Italian ceramics had to be investigated, a first for the company.

 

I feel that this wealth of skills and rigorous craftsmanship constitute an expertise that must be kept alive and developed, and I am very happy to try to contribute to this.”

 

Ronan Bouroullec

 

 

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