Futuristic and faceted, Cut is an exercise in optics. Its space-age mirror finish when off transforms to reveal a translucent kaleidoscopic gem when switched on. Hypnotizing reflections of the luminous orb within repeat infinitely within the diamond cut, vacuum metallised interior. Produced in both chrome and smoke finishes, small and long, pendant and surface – these are the latest adventures in our endless fascination with reflective, luminosity and transparency. Cluster for maximum effect. Available as Pendant and Surface Light.
Cut lights are created through a process of blow moulding and vacuum metallisation to achieve faceted gems with abundant and unusual luminosity. Over several years we have worked with some forerunners of German engineering and manufacturing to develop these techniques and produce lamps that create the latest in reflectivity and transparency.
Through the use of injection blow moulding, a melted plastic polymer moulding is injected into a massive precision-made steel tool, inflated with compressed air and then cooled.
The mirror finish of each pendant is then created by the highly technical process of vacuummetallisation. The polycarbonate shell is secreted in the interior of a metallic chamber, the air sucked out, and an immense electrical charge channelled through. With a bang and pop a thin strip of copper foil is vaporised into a fine mist of metallic particles that settles across the interior.
For Cut we have taken vacuum thin film deposition to a new level with half metallised surfaces, creating an extraordinary optical effect that reflects and enhances its environment. This half-mirrored effect often seen on a smaller scale in fashion sunglasses or gangster windscreens creates a hyper reflective surface finish when turned off but transforms into a translucent colour when switched on.