Designed by: Benjamin Hubert
I am: a Pendant light
The Float Pendant, a collaboration between Benjamin Hubert and Scandinavian lighting manufacturer & Tradition, is hand turned from a large recycled block of agglomerate cork.
Since winning the 100% Design, Blueprint Award for ‘Most promising designer 2008’, Benjamin Hubert has created a selection of material focused furniture and lighting ranges, launched during the London Design Festival 2009. Great Dane now presents Hubert’s Float pendant light in Australia.
The light employs traditional woodworking techniques to create a classic design, whilst having minimal impact on the environment. The blocks are environmentally friendly as they are constructed from the waste product in wine stopper manufacture.
Cork comes from the bark of the cork oak – Quercus suber – which has grown in Europe’s western Mediterranean region for thousands of years. Cork is one of the few forms of packaging that is completely environmentally friendly – it is renewable, fully recyclable, biodegradable and totally natural. The Float completes the cycle.
Turning the cork blocks during the manufacture of the light produces a high volume of waste, however due to the recyclable nature of the cork it is put directly back into the process to make new lamps.
The lamps retain a classic simplicity, allowing the focus to remain with the cork material. When illuminated the reflected light within the shade produces a warming natural glow emphasised by the colouration of the cork.
Small pendant – 250mm diameter / 200mm height
Medium pendant – 400mm diameter / 300mm height
Large pendant – 600mm diameter / 400mm height
Pendants include black fabric/textile flex as standard.
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