New: Table lamp Colo by Studio Faubel
MODERN, TIMELESS AND BEAUTIFUL: the new Colo table lamp is a masterpiece of traditional craftsmanship and an IT-piece for any interior.
The secret of a brilliant lamp? Lies in the sophistication of the design. That's the case with a classic like Achille and Pier Giacomo Castiglioni's "Taccia", Vico Magistretti's "Atollo" or Ingo Maurer's "Bulb". The simpler the design, the more decisive is the choice of materials. They shape the appearance, character and glamour of a luminaire, decide whether it's top or flop. Glass? Is of course the classic; noble and proven in its luminosity and purity. But what about porcelain? Processed in wafer-thin layers, it is one of the most exciting materials for lighting design. But hardly anyone has the courage and savoir-faire in its processing like Porzellan Manufaktur Nymphenburg. That's why Gregor Faubel and Julia Romeiß from StudioFaubel knocked directly on the door of the master workshops at Munich's Schlossrondell with the design of their Colo table lamp.
The idea of Colo is very simple: two identically shaped bodies in glass and porcelain complement each other scaled in size and mounted vice versa to form an elegant designer lamp. But the very simplicity of the design turned out to be tricky to manufacture.* The difficulty? Never before had a porcelain shade of this dimension been made in the studios at the Schlossrondell. Even for the artisans at Nymphenburg, its realization was a challenge. The molders wanted a rather thick body in order to achieve the highest possible stability when firing the large dome. Faubel, on the other hand, fought for every millimeter that would give the luminaire, and ultimately its users, maximum light. "Our compromise is now a wall thickness of three millimeters," Faubel explains. "For the size of the shade, that's brilliant!"
Colo's base, made of colored, hand-blown glass, is supplied by the venerable von Poschinger glassworks, one of the most renowned glass manufacturers in the world. When this glows inside, a colored stripe appears on the hem of the porcelain shade. From this interplay of light and color, the lamp got its name - Colo, from Color. And how many colors are there? There are currently four to choose from: Smoke Gray, Montana Blue, Amethyst and Amber. Only time will tell whether Colo, like a "Taccia" or "Atollo," has what it takes to become a design classic. But it is already clear that Colo cuts a fine figure at any time of day and in a wide variety of interior situations: at the workplace on the desk, as an eye-catcher in the entrance hall, as a piece of jewelry on the sideboard in the kitchen or as a good-night greeting next to the bed. After all, an ideal luminaire not only provides good light, it is also a delight to the eye - day after day.
*see also COLO - Challenges in manufacturing
Design: StudioFaubel 2020
23 x 40 centimeter
Price 1.450 Euro
Clear conception, puristic design language, intuitive use - that is the design recipe of Gregor Faubel and Julia Romeiß. Under the name StudioFaubel, the interior designer and the communication designer have been finding clear solutions for complex tasks since 2012. They develop chairs, lighting and home accessories, as well as concepts for contemporary interiors. What excites them about each new assignment? "The exciting development we get to experience together with each team. Because a good collaboration is also inspiration for us."