Designed by Marc Sadler for Foscarini
Availabe in either Yellow or Black.
Now available in an energy saving LED version. This new LED version uses a 32w LED that produces a powerful output of 2500 lumens which works out to be 78 lumens per watt. This lights upwards and also downwards which illuminates the internal shaft. An in-line dimmer switch is included.
The collaboration between Foscarini and Marc Sadler began with Mite, a floor lamp so innovative that it was awarded the Compasso d’Oro (Golden Compass) in 2001. The company and the designer even developed a special patent for Mite: a mix of fibreglass and carbon thread or Kevlar® that acts as both decoration and a supporting structure at the same time. Technology previously used to produce fishing rods, oars and golf clubs was introduced to the lighting world for the first time. The circular shape at the bottom of the lamp extends upwards to where the light source is housed. Mite guarantees excellent lighting through an illusion of inner parabolas, projecting an intense and warm band of light towards the ceiling. The inner lighting enhances the decoration and the lamp’s slender shape. Mite furnishes any room with an uncluttered presence and an elegant personality.
A floor lamp with diffused and indirect light. Diffuser achieved using an artisanal process that entails the application of a Kevlar® thread for the yellow version and a carbon thread for the black version onto a glass fabric. Internal metal rod; the brushed steel upper parabola acts both to lock the diffuser onto the rod as well as a light reflector inside the diffuser. Nickel-plated steel base. The transparent cable is fitted with a dimmer which can be used both to adjust the level of luminous intensity gradually or as the ON/OFF switch.
Materials: fiberglass fabric with Kevlar®
or carbonium thread and chrome metal
(Kevlar® is a Dupont registered trademark)
Dimmer switch included - minimum load 100w
ABOUT FOSCARINI - An Italian company that makes its dreams come true. A technological and creative workshop that conceives, develops and produces not only lamps but pure emotions, in collaboration with many other designers from around the world. A company that is free, passionate, unconventional and right at the heart of the industry in which it thrives. This is Foscarini