Artemide DISCOVERY VERTICAL

LED direct light technopolymer pendant lamp

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Artemide

Italy
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DISCOVERY VERTICAL

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LED direct light technopolymer pendant lamp

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Technopolymer, Powder Coated Aluminium

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2018

A family of appliances based on a minimal geometry: the project focuses on technology and on the quality of light on the clear emitting surface. Discovery is an unprecedented development of a well-known optical principle, obtained through the technological know how and deep knowledge of light of Artemide, which are conveyed through the controlled interaction with matter and a focus on its yield and perceptive qualities.An ultra-light rounded aluminium rim hosts to a LED strip injecting light into a clear PMMA surface, processed for the purpose.It is a non-intrusive element that, utterly absent and immaterial, becomes perceptible when switched on, thanks to the light outlining its central emitting surface.Almost by magic, the inside changes from clear to full of light, absence turns into a perfect diffusing emitting surface.Direct and indirect emission produces an embracing and uniform light.This unique result is obtained through the texture of the clear sheet, processed with micro-engravings of such a small size as to be hardly perceptible when the appliance is off.Their geometry and layout are carefully calculated to obtain constant emission throughout the surface. These generate accurate and punctual light extraction by balancing flows vs. the emitting surface, and thus ensuring perfect visual comfort.

Discovery is an unobtrusive, utterly absent, and immaterial element. Its volume is only perceived when switched on, thanks to the light that outlines the central emitting surface. Introduced in 2015 in the suspension version and in 2016 in the wall version, it now comes in three different vertically suspended sizes. The result is an even more magic and scenic element, which interacts with its surroundings by, for example, framing perspectives, points of view, or details with its perfect transparency when switched off. An ultra-light aluminium profile hosts to a LED strip that injects light into a clear microengraved PMMA surface with a pattern designed to ensure maximum efficiency and uniformity. The micro-engraving generates precise and punctual light extraction by balancing flows vs. the emitting surface, thus ensuring optimal visual comfort and constant, allencompassing light on both sides. Despite high performances and flows, the effect is extremely comfortable and even complies with the UGR rules for working environments. Once again, then, Artemide goes beyond classical schemes and biases that see a sharp separation between design appliances and the high-tech performance of office systems. The company’s great optoelectronic skills, combined with a thorough culture of design and with technological know-how, produces all-purpose and surprising solutions, which translate innovation into emotional perception.

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