The design turns the classic industrial lampshade into a playful, dynamic lighting feature – encasing it in a geometric timber frame. The unique icosahedron frame allows the light to be positioned on one of 20 bases, providing versatile light play in any room. The product’s name rises from the warehouse in which the original shade was found – Block 2. Neither a pendant, nor conventional floor lamp, Block 2 can be stacked or arranged in countless ways to suit any space.
As an official supplier of the House of Switzerland Brazil 2016, we launched Block 2 «Rio Edition» – the designer lamp that combines the best of Swiss craftsmanship with Brazilian cheerfulness. The special surface coating of the lamp playfully reflects the colours of the waters around Copacabana Beach, the lush vegetation of the Brazilian rainforest and the gold shimmer of the Olympic games. The special pigments in the coating create a magical interplay of colours that constantly change, depending on the viewing angle and the influences of the ambient light.Brochure (.pdf) price list CHF (.pdf) Energy Label (.pdf)
The frame is a combination of struts in smoked oak, held together with colour-matched custom aluminium brackets and blackened Tolix screws. The shades are spun in aluminium to replicate the original industrial shade and are available in the colours black, white, red, aluminium and «Rio Edition». Custom colours are available on request. Block 2 makes use of an E27 socket. This allows easy replacement of the lighting source with commercially available light bulbs. Röthlisberger Kollektion recommends the use of LED lights which can be included on delivery. However, there is nothing standing in the way of making use of smart bulbs.
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Henry was born in Sydney, Australia. He studied design at the Australian National University as well as at the Rhode Island School of Design in America. Since 2010 he has been running his own design studio “Henry Productions” in Sydney, …read more
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