Illuminating polycarbonate tables
Conceived by Sebastian Bergne as a family of lamps for Luceplan, Zia, Zio, and Nipotino are discreet pieces of furniture which also function as light fixtures. Unencumbered by excess, the lamps’ shape is clean, light and minimal due to the absence of a cable, which is passed through the leg of the table. A fluorescent lamp is placed beneath the white polycarbonate surface and casts a soft and diffused light.
Zia is a round table, capable of supporting the weight of relatively heavy objects such as books, a plant or a serving-tray. A sophisticated system allows for it to be switched on using a touch-sensitive switch placed on its surface. Zia can also be used as a bedside table.
Zio was conceived as a desk lamp, and it is smaller and rectangular in shape. Its slightly inclined surface allows for the tidy gathering of papers that often litter desks.
The smallest of the three, Nipotino, is a simple rectangular desk lamp which can be used next to computer keyboards.
Contact: Luceplan Spa, Milan, Italy.
For more information, see Transmaterial: A Catalog of Materials That Redefine our Physical Environment