Contemporary Design Furniture, Lamp, ARC Double

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In Muecke’s practice, the notion of drawing plays an important role, but the translation to the third dimension is the essential part of the work. In a lamp made for MANIERA 07, the idea of a drawn line becoming an object is reached through the introduction of a curve. The piece is an elegant curve made with a C-shaped aluminium extrusion profile, which houses a LED strip inside and stands on three slender legs. The light is cast downwards onto the floor. In this way, the object inverts the concept of indirect lighting, which usually aims to maximize the illuminated area by the reflection off the ceiling or a wall. They are light sources for the space rather than lamps with the clear function of illuminating another object. In some way, both these lamps are isolated objects. Yet as soon as they are given a place in architectural surroundings they create a space outside and around themselves. The color of the LED light throws the same golden gleam on surfaces such as the aluminium profile it is housed in. The object and its effect become one.

The double ARC exists of LED light with a dimmer and is a limited edition of 16 pieces.
€ 7000 VAT included.


    Jonathan Muecke (Designer)
    Production Type
    Limited Edition
    Production Time
    It will take 3-4 weeks to make this piece
    Date of Manufacture
    Materials and Techniques
    25 in. H x 31.1 in. W x 5.51 in. D
    64 cm H x 79 cm W x 14 cm D
    Seller Location
    Brussels, Belgium
    Reference Number

About the Maker

MANIERA commissions architects and artists to develop limited edition furniture series. As architects often have a close relationship with the visual arts and artists are often inspired by the spatial environment, MANIERA intends to crystalize these proximities into new design proposals. More than just furniture, the objects issued by MANIERA are a deliberate search for collisions between the realms of architecture, design and art. Above all, MANIERA wants to bring a young, up-and-coming generation to the fore, but also to show established and renowned figures in a new way. The most important elements in this are a personal language and writing, a conceptual mode of thought, and an authentic and idiosyncratic way of working. MANIERA was founded in 2014 by Amaryllis Jacobs and Kwinten Lavigne, who have both had long careers in major Brussels art institutions. MANIERA’s first exhibitions took place in domestic settings in Brussels. In April 2016 the couple opened a gallery in ‘Le Sablon’, the Brussels neighbourhood specialising in art and vintage design. Every now and then, MANIERA will continue to exhibit in interesting residential buildings when it is relevant to the project.
About the Seller

1stdibs seller since 2017

Located in Brussels, BE

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