Aria & Avia Lamps
Aria & Avia lamps, Two monochrome pendant lamps created for Italian brand Slamp designed by zaha hadid. The Aria and Avia lamps gently illuminate their environment with light dramatically cast through sculptural fins, defining a delicately layered interplay of solid and void that is constantly evolving from every perspective.
A suspended centrepiece which gently illuminates its environment with light dramatically cast through its sculptural fins. An elegant embodiment of the seamless fluidity of movement.
Aria combines dramatic architectural features with the intrinsic weightlessness of the materials, creating a sculpture of light and technology that fascinates and enchants observers.
The 50 individual layers of Cristalflex® (a techno-polymer patented by Slamp) work together to make Aria seem as if is about to take flight. Characterised by complex yet harmonic forms, they embrace the light source in a veiled breath.
Aria enhances any space, adding luxurious and contemporary style. The elegant black veiled finish lends a touch of mystery and seduction.
A dramatic sweeping motion lifts the soft billowing cloud, simultaneously drawn towards ceiling and ground. Movement and light ripple across this delicately layered interplay of solid and void, constantly evolving, compressing and contracting, from each varied perspective.
A fluid and harmonic sculpture, an asymmetric and dynamic, eye-catching look. The core of bulbs facing outwards and the spotlight facing down are wrapped in an architecture formed by 50 layers of opaque polymer.
Avia is the result of a complex design, the plastic profiles are all different and produced in Opalflex, an exclusive recyclable material obtained from a mixture of polymers and crystals which gives the elements the brightness of glass. Although there are several points of light, the central structure that contains them seems to be a single body thanks to the “Prisma Lentiflex” which amplifies the light and increases the reflection and refraction effect.
Lentiflex is another proprietary material of this lamp, manufactured using a special process that makes its surface faceted as if it were made up of many small prisms. Thanks to the superimposition of two layers, with an inverse angle of 12 °, it changes appearance and colour depending on the different points of view; in addition, the surface lines create an effect similar to a Fresnel lens, which disperses the light generating changing shades of colour and avoiding glare. Lighting innovation and advanced technologies transform this suspension lamp from a simple light source into an element of décor.
Avia is available in 4 different sizes, making it capable of adapting to any kind of space: two smaller sizes, ideal for use at home and two larger versions for enhancing large-sized spaces. Two colour tones are available: the uncontaminated purity of total white and the absolute elegance of total black.
Aria: A light piece that is charged with Hadid’s dramatic sense of motion combined with the intrinsic weightlessness of technically advanced materials. With its 50 layers of Crystalflex®, this suspension light has a complex harmonic yet fluid contemporary quality. With its translucent black overlay, a fascinating sculpture in light.
Aria Trasparente: A suspended centrepiece which gently illuminates its environment with light dramatically cast through its sculptural fins that embody the fluidity of motion, resulting in a volume that is appears to dematerialise, generating an ephemeral quality to the source of illumination. Aria Transparente is composed of 50 transparent surfaces with LED lights positioned on their axis.
Avia: Fluid and dynamic, Avia is a miniature piece of architecture, perfect for adding stature to the home. 50 different layers of Polycarbonate transform it from a source of light into an object of admiration with soft, amplified tones and reflections. The lamp is available in four sizes: two small and two large.
Name: Aria & Avia
Type: Pendant light
- Aria: 50 individual layers of Cristalflex®
- Avia: 52 layers of Opalflex®
Materials Combination: Polyethylene / Plastic / Fiberglass, Eco / Recycled / Green
- Aria: A: 125 cm, B: 85 cm – Lamp: 6x60W E27 Halogen, 1x75W E27 (Spotlight)
- Aria Trasparente: W50 x H75 cm (LED 38W), W60 x H90 cm (LED 38W), W70 x H115 cm (LED 76W)
- Avia XL – A: 140 cm, B: 75 cm
- Avia L – A: 120 cm, B: 60 cm – Lamp: 4x60W E27 Halogen, 1x75W E27 (Spotlight)
- Avia M – A: 100 cm, B: 52 cm – Lamp: 3x52W E27 Halogen, 1x50W E27 (Spotlight)
- Avia S – A: 85 cm, B: 45 cm – Lamp: 2x42W E27 Halogen, 1x50W E27 (Spotlight)
- Aria: Transparent with Black or White print
- Avia: Black or White
Lighting Designer: Zaha Hadid – Zaha Hadid Architects – Studio London, 10 Bowling Green Lane, London, United Kingdom
Design: Zaha Hadid with Patrik Schumacher
Design Team: Melodie Leung, Swati Sharma, Maha Kutay
Manufacturer: Slamp – Via Tre Cannelle, 3 – 00071 Pomezia Rome Italy
Text Description: © Courtesy of Zaha Hadid, Slamp, adidesignindex
Images: © Slamp