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Formafantasma and Flos Unveil SuperWire Lamp

Revolutionizing modular lighting design.

Photography Robert Rieger, Courtesy of © Formafantasma

Formafantasma, the renowned design studio led by Andrea Trimarchi and Simone Farresin, has once again pushed the boundaries of innovation and sustainability with their latest creation, SuperWire, designed for the lighting manufacturer Flos. SuperWire represents the future of modular design and repairable products, addressing both aesthetic and functional needs.

LIGHTS

A versatile and modular lighting system, SuperWire incorporates a LED light source specifically engineered for easy repair. This groundbreaking product line includes a variety of configurations: a floor lamp, sconces, a table lamp, and several suspension setups. Each piece is meticulously crafted from hexagonal modules of flat glass panels, supported by an aluminum framework. The design is further enhanced by twelve slender LED strips, each encapsulated within a borosilicate tube, which is intriguingly described as being the size of a spaghetti strand.

Photography Robert Rieger, Courtesy of © Formafantasma

The modularity of SuperWire is a thoughtful response to the need for sustainable and repairable designs in modern lighting. Users can easily mount and unmount the glass panels, making the substitution of components straightforward and user-friendly. This approach significantly extends the lifecycle of the product, aligning with contemporary values of sustainability and reducing electronic waste.

One of the standout features of SuperWire is its reengineered LED light source. Unlike traditional LED bulbs that often require complete replacement or shipping back to the manufacturer for repairs, SuperWire’s LED components are designed for easy replacement. This innovation marks the first time a LED source, not reliant on a standard light bulb, can be replaced without the need to return the entire lamp. The design rethinks the standard filament used in LED bulbs, achieving a homogeneous and warm light that maintains its quality over an extended length.

Photography Robert Rieger, Courtesy of © Formafantasma

This pioneering approach ensures that the light remains consistent and inviting, addressing common issues associated with LED lighting, such as harshness or uneven light distribution. The result is a lighting system that combines the warmth and charm of traditional lighting with the efficiency and longevity of modern LED technology.

Formafantasma’s commitment to design excellence is evident in every aspect of SuperWire. The project was brought to life by a talented team including Jeroen Van De Gruiter and Veronica Camera, who contributed to the design and development phases. The aesthetic appeal of SuperWire lies in its sleek, minimalist form, which seamlessly integrates into a variety of interior settings. The use of high-quality materials such as borosilicate glass and aluminum not only enhances the visual appeal but also ensures durability and longevity.

SuperWire is set to be available for purchase soon, offering consumers an opportunity to experience the future of modular and repairable lighting design.

Credits:

Formafantasma Team
Concept & Design: Andrea Trimarchi, Simone Farresin
Design & Development: Jeroen Van De Gruiter, Veronica Camera

Photo Credits
Robert Rieger

Special Thanks
Flos
Barbara Corti

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