nh1217 continues the study on the dynamic interaction of expertise, details, materials, form, and light that Neri&Hu are developing with Artemide.
nh1217 in the table version is designed as a simple, versatile, practical appliance that can be laid or suspended.
A white blown glass sphere slides along a brushed brass ring, which allows it to take different positions and to freely adjust and direct the diffuser. The frame becomes a support, a hook to hang the appliance to the wall, or a handle promoting an interaction with light.
The selected materials represent a perfect combination of tradition and innovation, as well as the expression of responsible and sustainable design, also conveyed by the use of a lowconsumption retrofit LED source.
Like all the projects designed by Neri&Hu, nh1217 offers a reinterpretation of the Oriental culture and tradition with a constant contemporary approach.
nh1217 is operated intuitively as a reference to the use of lanterns, and allows freedom in creating countless lightscapes. It is an essential, versatile element, suited to illuminate a variety of contexts in a simple and poetic manner.
The basic element of nh1217 evolves with structures that support it and combine to bring light into space.
The most basic version features a clamp for wall fixing.
In the suspension version, a light metal rod is hung horizontally and supports the brass ring that holds the sphere.
The base element of nh1217 thus moves freely in space, the luminous sphere is free to slide and take light to different positions.
This structure is then repeated on three levels in a cluster element that also introduces the possibility to change the angles generated between the rods: one of the suspension cables is shared by the three rods, whereas the other can be set freely in space to define the overall geometry.
With surprising lightness and elementary movements NH1217 creates a landscape of elements generating – either individually or combined with each other – a non-static balanced composition characterized by elegant colour and material matching.
Blown glass diffuser, brass structure, black textile cable, painted iron sticks
Opal white glass, brushed natural brass, black painted sticks
Diffusers: ø140mm / ø250mm
Linear sticks: L 550mm / L 875mm
Ceiling rose: 137mm x 26mm
nh1217 suspension 140: 4W LED (E14)
nh1217 suspension 250: 15W LED (E27)
nh1217 cluster: 3x 4W LED (E14)
nh1217 wall: 4W LED (E14)