design-conscious: Hope gets glory

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    The Hope Light designed by Francisco Gomez Paz and Paolo Rizzatto for Luceplan has been awarded the highest accolade in the design world – XXII Compasso d’Oro ADI 2011

    This fabulously original light was recognised as a triumph in design in terms of modernity, intelligence, experimentation, flexibility and wonder.Launched in 2009 with just a few models, the range has grown to include suspension models in four sizes, with diameters ranging from 61cm to a huge two metre diameter – these suspension models can also be put together with a special kit to create impressive large scale configurations to enhance the biggest of spaces with feature lighting suitably in proportion and with added advantage of being a light weight hanging installation.

    The Hope family also includes wall, ceiling and floor standing lamps. The ceiling fit light is particularly useful to create the glamorous effect of a chandelier in spaces with lower ceilings, too low to house a fully suspended chandelier anyway. The Wall light is available in two sizes and the Floor lamp also has a large model with tripod base and a new more compact model with stem and cross base.

    Incredibly light and easy to assemble, Hope represents the magic of traditional chandeliers reinterpreting them with sophisticated modern technologies and contemporary materials.

    A series of thin polycarbonate Fresnel lenses multiply the light from the light source, recreating a pleasant, glittery, and party like atmosphere sprinkled with thousands of tiny reflections.

    Hope renews the fascination of the crystal chandelier, only its polycarbonate petals are flat Fresnel lenses with excellent reflective and refractive properties, coupled in twos and mounted on transparent twigs onto a stainless steel frame

    The polycarbonate lenses achieve a dioptric effect similar to glass refracting rays of light without any limitations in terms of space, thickness and weight usually associated with a traditional glass or crystal chandelier.

    Hope is the fruit of a brilliant project and manufacturing expertise. It has been designed for use with various light sources including the latest generation of energy saving halogens and fluorescent light bulbs. An interesting feature is that although the lenses are spaced apart, giving a captivating effect almost like an explosion – from all angles the light source is not visible.

    For large chandelier installations it is possible for bespoke configurations of these lamps to be made to suit your specification.

    Please feel free to contact us for further information:

    Daniel Fountain / 24.10.2011

    Editor, Hotel Designs


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