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Bright Idea: Claudio Fiumicelli Hexagon LED Lamp

Posted By Ginger Dolden On April 30, 2009 @ 10:00 am In Design,Green Lighting,Green Materials,Innovation,Milan Furniture Fair | 1 Comment

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Claudio Fiumicelli really knows how to light up a room! The Studiodsgn [2] artist presented his futuristic C60 LED modular lighting [3] unit at the Zona Tortona [4] design event to critical acclaim. Resembling an illuminated transparent soccer ball, the C60 is comprised of hexagonal pieces that attach to each other in a spherical or planar [5] structure and 360 LED lights [6], C60 can be hung, mounted on a wall or displayed simply on a flat surface.

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Versatility, the designer says, was a key factor in planning and creating the lamp. Not only is C60 [8] aesthetically pleasing and practical, it’s also incredibly sustainable with a readily recyclable PMMA (which stands for poly methymethacrylate [9] and is essentially another name for plexiglass [10]) exterior and energy-efficient, all-LED lighting [11]. According to the designer, material choice was as important to the project’s success as the design itself. “The C60 lamp realizes a synthesis between a reduced environmental impact and new expressive potentials,” Fiumicelli explains. We couldn’t agree more.

Be sure to check out our full 2009 Milan Furniture Fair coverage [12] and our photo galleries [13] for more great green designs from the show!

+ Inhabitat Milan Photo Gallery > [13]

+ Milan Furniture Fair [14]

+ Studiodsgn [2]

+ Zona Tortona [4]

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[1] Image: http://www.inhabitat.com/wp-content/plugins/falbum/wp/album.php?album=72157617181767086&page=4&photo=3466319223

[2] Studiodsgn: http://www.studiodsgn.com/?lang=en

[3] LED modular lighting: http://www.inhabitat.com/2007/05/12/glide-at-bklyn-designs-twist-together-modular-lighting/

[4] Zona Tortona: http://www.zonatortona.net

[5] planar: http://www.inhabitat.com/2007/10/15/power-your-home-with-lightening/

[6] LED lights: http://www.inhabitat.com/2008/05/13/kenzan-tsutakawa-chinn-constellation-lamp/

[7] Image: http://www.inhabitat.com/wp-content/plugins/falbum/wp/album.php?album=72157617181767086&page=4&photo=3466319223

[8] C60: http://www.inhabitat.com/2009/04/30/the-best-of-zona-tortona/

[9] poly methymethacrylate: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Acrylic_glass

[10] plexiglass: http://www.inhabitat.com/2009/04/10/kyoto-box-wins-climate-change-challenge/

[11] LED lighting: http://www.inhabitat.com/2007/12/15/pear-light-nick-foleys-portable-led-pears/

[12] 2009 Milan Furniture Fair coverage: http://www.inhabitat.com/category/milan-furniture-fair/

[13] our photo galleries: http://www.inhabitat.com/wp-content/plugins/falbum/wp/album.php?album=72157617181767086

[14] + Milan Furniture Fair: http://www.cosmit.it/tool/home.php?s=0,2,67,71,75

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