FLUME LIGHTING COLLECTION

 

The creative inspiration of Flume is derived from atmospheric notions of alchemy - as if a cloud had imploded with a chemical reaction and natural fireworks resulted. The materials used are metal, marble and glass and are paramount in further articulating the narrative of alchemical transformation.  With a brass body wrapped by mysterious hand blown glass elements, they  reveal themselves to be both intriguing and essential. The Flume collection comes in ceiling , table top and wall mounted versions.

The objective to roll out Flume as a mass consumer piece was met through a lengthy process of engineering, both in terms of form and exploring different options of materiality. 

 

 

The form is kept simple and clean. Its mystique comes from strategic use of a particular colour of glass and metal components. Like all good design, combining a few simple forms and materials results in a product that transports your imagination to another place.

 

Hand blown glass is used.  The other raw materials, called flux or melting agents, allow glass to soften at lower temperatures. The more sodium oxide present in the glass, the slower it solidifies. This is important for hand-working because it allows the glassmaker more time to shape the material. The various raw materials that the artisan added to the  glass mixture was  sodium (to make the glass surface semi opaque), nitrate and arsenic (to eliminate bubbles) and coloring or opacifying substances.

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FLUME: RADIATE
FLUME: RADIATE

LIGHT FOR THE CEILING: HAND BLOWN GLASS AND BRASS

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FLUME: MOOF
FLUME: MOOF

WALL SCONCE: HAND BLOWN GLASS AND BRASS

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FLUME: FLOOFMAN
FLUME: FLOOFMAN

TABLE LAMP: HAND BLOWN GLASS AND CARRERA MARBLE

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FLUME: RADIATE
FLUME: RADIATE

LIGHT FOR THE CEILING: HAND BLOWN GLASS AND BRASS

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FLUME: PICK UP STICKS SPREAD IT
FLUME: PICK UP STICKS SPREAD IT

LIGHT FOR THE CEILING: HAND BLOWN GLASS AND BRASS

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LIGHT FOR THE CEILING: HAND BLOWN GLASS AND BRASS

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FLUME: PICK UP STICKS THROW DOWN
FLUME: PICK UP STICKS THROW DOWN

LIGHT FOR THE CEILING: HAND BLOWN GLASS AND BRASS

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FLUME: MIEW DROPS
FLUME: MIEW DROPS

LIGHT FOR THE CEILING: HAND BLOWN GLASS AND BRASS

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FLUME: RADIATE
FLUME: RADIATE

LIGHT FOR THE CEILING: HAND BLOWN GLASS AND BRASS

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FLUME: PICK UP STICKS SPREAD IT
FLUME: PICK UP STICKS SPREAD IT

LIGHT FOR THE CEILING: HAND BLOWN GLASS AND BRASS

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2106 BEST OF BEST PRODUCT DESIGN
2106 BEST OF BEST PRODUCT DESIGN

FLUME IS 2016 Asia Pacific Architectural and Design Awards

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