Flexia is a game of perceptions between the visible, material and coloured, and the invisible that becomes light
Inspired by papyroflexia, the technique used to fold papyrus, Flexia recalls the Japanese art of origami. The suspension lamp was born from the encounter between Artemide’s lighting engineering know-how and Mario Cucinella’s experience in sustainable design, whose work pursues constant attention to sustainability issues approached holistically and declined at each design scale.
The section of the acoustic panel controls the reverberation by absorbing the sound waves reflected in the environment. At the same time, Discovery’s patented technology, born from research by Ernesto Gismondi on the quality of light that animates the transparent emitting surface, generates a diffused emission of light uniform and comfortable.
Flexia’s flexible wings are equipped with a rotation mechanism from 0 ° to 15 ° to 30 °. The potential configurations help to calibrate the interaction with the environment; shape, materials and density are selected to work mainly on the frequencies of human voices; the result is a beauty that derives from a parametric and functional intelligence.
Flexia is a modular element that expands into the visual space in a game of optical perceptions. When turned off the lamp is ethereal and invisible, while turned on it becomes material transforming itself into a solid light. The suspension lamp was designed to improve the quality of the environments, generating an efficient combination for every lighting need; its versatile and light design fits transversely in all contexts to guarantee acoustic and visual well-being.
Design by: Mario Cucinella
Made by: Artemide
Photo Credit: Villa, Giovanni De Sandre