A modular object combining light fixtures with functional tabletops, designed for Italian lighting brand Flos.
▼灯具与桌子结合，combining light fixtures with functional tabletops © Alberto Strada
The object consists of 8 parts in total: three types of tables, two types of light fixtures and three supporting legs. With the suggested parts it is possible to choose from several options and freely assemble the desired configuration.
▼设计概念，concept sketch © nendo
The basic structure of the object is made of a three-legged table with a built-in battery. Two of legs are cut shorter, thus allowing the user to change and add light fixtures and tabletops depending on his/hers preference.
▼可组合的灯具零件，combinable parts of the object © Alberto Strada
▼两个桌面的组合方式，combination of two groups © Alberto Strada
▼单个桌面的组合方式，combination of one group © Alberto Strada
The object’s name “haeru” refers to “grow” in Japanese as for tables and lamps are “growing” out of the tables.
▼灯光效果，lighting effect © Alberto Strada
▼灯具细部，details © Alberto Strada
Collaborator : syk
Photographer : Alberto Strada
An outdoor lighting collection designed for the Italian lighting brand Flos. With a combination of a thin frame and an illuminated sphere, the collection offers two configurations of objects; either as side tables or as floor lamps leaned against a wall.
▼桌灯，lighting as side table © Akihiro Yoshida
▼落地灯，floor lamps leaned against a wall © Akihiro Yoshida
There are two types of tables; square and rectangular. Both types consist of two frames, one used for lighting and the other used to secure the tabletop in place. A shared leg connects the two together and serves as a concentric hinge that allows the user to adjust the angle between the frames. The same leg also conceals the electricity cords that connects between the light fixture and the battery hidden within the tabletop surface, enabling mobility and outdoor use.
▼轻便可移动的户外灯，enabling mobility and outdoor use © Akihiro Yoshida
An intentional bending of the metal structure is designed to make the frame appear to softly sink under the “weight” of the illuminated sphere. This detail is also incorporated in the floor lamps that are made of thin frames slightly bending and sinking against the wall and around the spheres of light. The corner lamp type can be used in two directions and can be placed either vertically or horizontally.
▼既可水平放置又可以竖直放置，placed either vertically or horizontally © Akihiro Yoshida
The soft shape of the frames, grants the objects a sense of character and creates a unique visual, as if capturing the weight of light itself.
▼灯具细部，details © Akihiro Yoshid