New lighting collections from nendo: “haeru” and “heco” for Flos
A modular object combining light fixtures with functional tabletops. 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. 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.
The object’s name “haeru” refers to “grow” in Japanese as for tables and lamps are “growing” out of the tables.
More images of haeru here.
An outdoor lighting collection 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.
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.
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.
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.
More images of heco here.
photographer: Alberto Strada (haeru) / Akihiro Yoshida（heco