A well-needed update to the one-time useful, but hideous fluorescent strip lighting fixture has just hit the market; and it’s a beauty! Designed earlier this year by Carmen Ferrara for the cutting-edge Italian lighting firm Panzeri, the LED ceiling lamp comes in black or white and with 3 articulated arms that rotate 350 degrees.
The moveable arms help it cover a larger area and the geometric, elongated silhouettes bring to mind the modernity of the Bauhaus movement and the art of Piet Mondrian. How stylish!
It’s likely the “Carmen” will not replace the cheap standard florescent strip in your run-of-the-mill office anytime soon, but I can still imagine the possibilities. Now, any size residential or commercial ceilings have a sophisticated and contemporary green LED alternative. It’s about time!
richard rabel: interiors + art
interior design and art advising
new york city
image credit: Panzeri, Monza, Italy
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