The Unterlinden Chandelier emerges from the suspension version, which was originally designed as a floating light source for the Musée Unterlinden extension in Colmar, France. It combines the nostalgia of an antique object with machine processing and high-performance technology. The concept was to design the smallest lampshade possible, a trumpet shaped die-cast lamp head made from aluminium or brass that also serves as a diffuser for high-powered LED illumination.
Like the suspension version, the lampshade has the characteristic raw materiality, ridged with traces of the milling process used to create the original wood molding. The underside is concave and highly polished to an almost mirror finish, emitting a soft, glare-free light.
The chandelier allows for a playful arrangement for multiple Unterlinden suspension lights. The idea of a chandelier version came up during the work on the hotel lobby for the Hotel Hermitage in Lucerne, Switzerland.
In Collaboration with Artemide
Watt: 34WVoltage: 220-240VDelivered lumen output: 1760lmCCT: 2700KEfficiency: 51%Efficacy: 51.77lm/WCRI: 90