Garth Roberts, J.T.Kalmar Design Team
Conceived in 1957 by Julius T. Kalmar, the iconic Fliegenbein BL floor lamp over the years has become the basis for a product range including table, standing and hanging lights. The year 2017 marks a further step in the evolution of the Fliegenbein collection thanks to the launch of Fliegenbein PL pendant light conceived by Garth Roberts, Creative Director of Kalmar Werkstätten. Mirroring the silhouette of the Fliegenbein SL standing lamp, the new pendant produces overhead ambient light that filters through a pleated silken shade and a frosted glass diffuser. The elongated shade injects modern personality into a space. Fliegenbein PL also features single and double tubes—available in light grey, dark grey, or brown matte lacquers—in its shade and mounting plate that harmonize with the overall Fliegenbein series’ signature splayed leg. A wheat-coloured electrical cord dances around the fixture’s braided-steel suspension wire.
The Fliegenbein SL Standing Lamp is the most recent addition to the Fliegenbein family, expanding the character and functional applications of the range. The new luminaire revises the proportions of the original Fliegenbein BL, with a truncated overall height and an elongated shade. The effect is of a lantern: the design`s signature bent legs now peek out from under a silken pleated expanse that emits intimate, diffuse light. By pairing a modest size with bold visual gesture, Fliegenbein SL makes an inviting companion to an armchair or lounge. Its tubular steel may be finished in light and dark grey or brown matte lacquer, and the electrical cord is wheat-colored.