NH S CLUSTER By Artemide
Luminária pendente LED com luz direta
de vidro soprado, de latão fosco
Nh continues the study on the dynamic interaction of expertise, details, materials, form, and light that Neri&Hu are developing with Artemide. nh1217 in the table version is designed as a simple, versatile, practical appliance that can be laid or suspended. A white blown glass sphere slides along a brushed brass ring, which allows it to take different positions and to freely adjust and direct the diffuser. The frame becomes a support, a hook to hang the appliance to the wall, or a handle promoting an interaction with light.
Starting from this first element Neri & Hu develop a series of structures to bring light into space. After the wall version and the two suspensions with linear support elements presented in 2018, the family expands with more complex structures that accommodate spheres of different sizes. The glass sphere with hook is declined in three diameters (14, 22.35 cm). The new structures draw curved geometries and create a graphic balance of elements on which the luminous spheres are free to move and bring the light to different positions. The selected materials represent a perfect combination of tradition and innovation, as well as the expression of responsible and sustainable design, also conveyed by the use of a lowconsumption retrofit LED source.
Like all the projects designed by Neri&Hu, nh offers a reinterpretation of the Oriental culture and tradition with a constant contemporary approach. nh is operated intuitively as a reference to the use of lanterns, and allows freedom in creating countless lightscapes. It is an essential, versatile element, suited to illuminate a variety of contexts in a simple and poetic manner.
With surprising lightness and elementary movements nh creates a landscape of elements generating – either individually or combined with each other – a non-static balanced composition characterized by elegant colour and material matching.