ALLOT.M is a series of marble lamps. Their design principal came from existing lampshades and their potential contours. The whole process was based on two main constraints*. They are slices of light that can be integrated anywhere. Due to their trapezoid shapes, they have no obvious point of balance (or have more than one) thus are able to change their position. As a result, shifting functions according to mood becomes a tactile activity.
The idea was born in Fuori Milano 2012, during a workshop of Kiro-Kolektif and has since been developed into actual objects.
ALLOT BASIC was the initial approach where wood was chosen as the dominating material. The results included four sizes.
ALLOT.M due to its material, has a robust and monumental figure. The weight in this case plays a significant role in the perception one gets from the object. ALLOT.M comes in two sizes and the materials used are
marble and brass. Carrara
*Constraint #1: The past few years I have been interested in the outline of existing objects and their potential figures. Architecturally, the 2D drawing constitutes the most simple and self-explanatory form of describing space. The missing third dimension is a fleeting idea, it is what will eventually give shape and aesthetic to a space. It is behind this third dimension that you always find the hidden curves and the unintended textures.
I decided to 'discard' this third dimension. The outline of an object is the final object.
Constraint #2: I always felt that all the energy that is spent on producing a lamp, is belittled by the simplistic division of suspended/ floor or table lamp. I wanted to make a lamp that potentially serves all the above. A lamp that can be used in versatile ways and be integrated anywhere.
Allot.M was presented during Milan Design Week 2014, in MarbleMix, at Ventura Lambrate
Special thanks to Anna Frabrizi