The first of our stories this month is from the Italian Lighting company Prandina. Their new table lamp, Hanoi, has recently been awarded the GrandesignEtico Award 2012. This award not only rewards superb quality of product and manufacturing skills, but also the quality of the workforce and the quality of the workplace.
The graceful curves and elegant form creates a statement piece for any table top providing either 2x9w or 1x13w of diffused downward lighting. The smooth matte finish adds to the elegance and is constructed from a delicately folded single sheet of thermoformed methacrylate.
Conforming to fire safety regulations and with an IP20 rating it is suitable for commercial use in-particular in high-end hotel schemes or offices. If you are interested in purchasing this lamp for a commercial scheme or domestic use then please click here to be directed to UK dealers.
What Prandina say...
The Hanoi lamp by Prandina has received the GrandesignEtico International Award 2012 12th edition.
The Award is supported by Associazione Culturale Plana sponsored by Lombardy-Region and Provincia of Milan. It gives its values to designers and firms’ innovative products according to design and ethic standards such as: environmental protection during manufacturing processes, maintaining of good work’s conditions and relationships between employees and, finally, firms’ commitment towards underdeveloped Countries or lower classes.
This award is the result of the constant work of a jury composed by designers, architects and companies’ representatives that, in the four sessions of the last two years, checked more than 600 firms and selected the worthy ones of Nomination.
Prandina is an Italian brand who started in the interior lighting design in 1982 and it’s member of ADI - Industrial Design Association - since 2005. Since the beginning Prandina’s creative philosophy has fulfilled criteria of simplicity and formal precision, functionality and lasting quality that have enabled the brand to gain a recognised position in the international market.
The table lamp Hanoi, conceived by the young Argentinean designer Federico Churba, hides a complex and sophisticated shape. A single sheet of white PMMA becomes a 3-dimensional volume thanks to a delicate folding process, in a sort of exchange between East and West, tradition and modernity. An illuminating object which is characterized by its formal coherence and elegant details and supplies a soft and gentle light.