Nan18

by Nanoo

The standard lamp nan18 marks a return to the principles of classical design, as employed by Achille Castiglioni in 1961 to create lamps for the legendary Splügen Bar in Milan, which subsequently found their way into public collections after the open

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Product
Nan18
Manufacturer
Nanoo
Manufactured
Italy

Product description

The standard lamp nan18 marks a return to the principles of classical design, as employed by Achille Castiglioni in 1961 to create lamps for the legendary Splügen Bar in Milan, which subsequently found their way into public collections after the opening of the restaurant.


In this instance the impetus was provided by a specific project of the Meier/Leder team of architects from Baden. They commissioned designers Jörg Boner and Christian Deuber to develop a lamp for their new building project, an institutional residential project which resulted from an architectural competition. These lamps were one of the central elements of the lighting project, and were developed solely for this object.


Due to the high aesthetic and technical demands the lamps were developed and constantly optimized over a two-year period. The formal starting point was a structure traditionally feared for its dust-covered textile lampshades: the pleat structure. Thanks to the integration of contemporary aesthetic and technical aspects a surprising contrast with a new quality was achieved. The lamps comprise individual tin slats, arranged circularly to create a conic lampshade.


The emergent light is soft and atmospheric. Indirect light rises upwards towards the ceiling and downwards, whilst an atmospheric surround light emanates from the outer shell.


Following its excellent reception as a ceiling lamp (nan17), this new interpretation of the ‘fabric structure’ is now available to the public in the form of a standard lamp. The lampshade stands on a white stainless steel tube. A concrete socle, either in white or naturally coloured concrete, creates an emphatic natural base for the atmospheric light.

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