Plissee Pendant for Classicon (2023)
Made of mouth-blown opal glass, the Plissée lampshade balances in the air like a delicate balloon of light. The elaborately pleated structure is handcrafted in a traditional Italian manufactory, lending the luminaire its soft, almost textile look. To a certain extent, our design reference are the famous paper lanterns from Japan and the lighting design by Isamu Noguchi. The glass shade of Plissée is frosted white on both the interior and exterior surface, creating a pleasant ambient light and also a light cone directed downwards. Two metal rings made of lacquered aluminium – optionally in black, bronze or brass – are attached to the upper bracket and to the lower opening. Due to the traditional craftsmanship of the glassblowers, the thickness of the glass shade varies minimally. In order to be able to adjust the lamp easily, the Plissée pendant is suspended by three fine steel wires.