During the NeoCon World’s Trade Fair in 2005, Luminaire explored new cutting edge design by Richard Sapper. Combining innovation and traditional and cited as the man ‘who has never done a bad design’, this free spirited craftsman has created items that have altered the course of design history.
Halley, a collection of LED lighting, is further evidence of Sapper’s innate ability to integrate ideas of design, engineering and technology. To create a new line of task lighting with unparalleled movement, he collaborated with a lighting startup, Lucesco. Taking the LED semiconductors typically used in traffic lights, he has created a desk lamp that will last some 50,000 hours.
Sapper revealed the motivation to produce Halley in an interview with BusinessWeek: ‘I designed the Tizio almost 30 years ago and hadn’t designed another desk lamp since then. At the time, the Tizio was revolutionary. It was the first halogen desk lamp. So I thought it might be time to use another new technology to create a lamp that doesn’t look like any lamp before.
Sapper discussed the Halley with a captivated audience, revealing why he is one of the most revered names in design today.
Tuesday, June 14, 2005