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Sep
Artemide Pipe Suspension

Artemide Pipe Suspension

The Artemide Pipe suspension lamp is a pendant with a twist!

I shot this photo last week in the bar of Hotel Palazzo Zichy, Budapest.
I’d seen it before, but had forgotten how unique and interesting it is – and big! It’s not a dainty flexible pendant, but for sure makes a statement!

Not only good looking, this versatile pendant is very functional.
Pipe consists of a dark light optic contained in a single steel pipe structure which is extremely flexible and may be oriented in any direction. It is  covered with a clear platinum-plated silicone sheath terminating in a conical diffuser. This conical head has   micro-perforations, which  give off fine, evocative points of light as an added accent.

In 2004 Europe’s most prestigeous design award, the Compasso d’Oro, went to the Pipe lamp.
The Pipe was designed for Artemide by two of the world’s top architects : Jaques Herzog and Pierre de Meuron.  Later they went on to build the spectacular Olympic Stadium in Beijing “Bird’s Nest”.

Artemide Pipe Suspension

Artemide Pipe Suspension

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