FLOS WireRing by Formafantasma
Flos WireRing is now available in the Flos flagship stores, best multi-brand stores worldwide and official online retailers.Designed by the Italian artist duo Formafantasma, for the first time in a new role of industrial designers, WireRing is midway between a wall and a floor lamp, providing indirect light.
It is exclusively composed of two separate elements: a custom-made belt-like electric cable and a ring that contains a Led strip. The customized tangent cable, made of coloured rubber, guarantees electrical supply to the aluminum ring that hosts the light source and acts like a heat sink. The simple, essential design of the lamp is enhanced by refined finishes: white, grey and light pink for the cable; white, grey, pink, polished black nickel and polished gold for the ring. Cables and rings can be freely combined together, giving a unique touch to any environment.
The innovative, minimal design combined with the most advanced manufacturing technologies has raised the attention of some of the most influent art and design museums in the world. WireRing has already been acquired in the permanent collections of The Art Institute of Chicago, the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam, the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum in New York and the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
Formafantasma: “Disassembled, the lamp is reduced to a minimum. When mounted, it then reveals sculptural traits. WireRing is an exercise in reduction: stripped-back to its most essential components, the lamp delivers the most with the least.”