With compliments of “Dr. Strangelove“: The ring-shaped pendant light “Airflite” by idee.design.licht. (Limbach-Oberfrohna, near Chemnitz) is an absolute must-have for all science-fiction fans that are fed up with stuffy offices. The flame-red laquered ring (diameter 2.2 m) of aluminium and acryl glass turns every boresome workspace into a futuristic film set: With “Airflite“, the Berlin design trio KINZO pays tribute to the iconic “war room” set of the Stanley Kubrick movie “Dr. Strangelove“ – designed by the legendary production designer and “James Bond” art director Ken Adam.
But not only the design of “Airflite“ is compelling – the pendant light also convinces in terms of light distribution: Satinised, translucent acryl top and bottom shades create a soft, flattering and standard-compliant illumination and conceal the twelve fluorescent tubes, which are located inside the four cicle segments. Combined with a transparent feeder and suspended by a variable high-grade steel cord, the luminary seems to float free and weightlessly in space.
As with all lights of idee.design.licht. “Airflite“ is individually hand-crafted at the manufacture. The aluminium body with its impressive diameter of 2.20 m comes in red, white and aluminium as standard colours – other colours are available on request.
Product design: www.kinzo-air.com