Charlotte stages light with a noble yet minimalistic brass frame structure.
Being based in Berlin, we got inspired by the traces which the 1920ies left in the city while looking for a striking visual motif. The newest generation of filament LEDs are remarkably thin while still being completely even and homogeneous in their light output. They have no visible dots anymore and draw a sharp, intense line. Our target was to use those thin filaments in a non-engineered aesthetic, with an elegance that is not sacrificing on technical sophistication and testing limits.
After a thorough creative process we achieved an unusually lightweight design out of brass, which is a solid, gracefully aging material. When turned off, Charlotte is a refined sculptural object with subtle technical detailing referencing heavy metalwork. Turned on, its light sources seem to float in space weightlessly.
The proportions of the luminaire have been designed to fit large tables. We took great care about its light distribution, the two upper LED sources emit the light directly upwards, the other two illuminate the table surface generously. Charlotte fills the space with a highly pleasant, non-blinding light.
The construction of the fixture is reduced to the essential minimum. We managed to safely use the frame structure to provide the electricity for the LEDs and avoided any visible cables. It is handmade and finished in Germany.