Hamburg designer Dominik Lutz's double suspension lamp is named for the classical style of Japanese swordsmanship that calls for a weapon in each hand. Equally agile, Nitõ T from Barcelona's Parachilna can be twisted or turned any whichaway and always maintains its balance. The extruded aluminum arms with a matte graphite electroplate finish are fixed to the ceiling with a stem, freely rotating for both direct and indirect illumination from the integrated dimmable LED.
- 7.9" h x 72.8" w (20.1x184.9cm)
- Canopy: 1.8" h x 9.3" dia (4.6x23.6cm)
- Color temperature: 3000K
Though based in Barcelona, Parachilna’s origins actually stretch all the way to its namesake, a desert ghost town in Australia. A random stop there years ago inspired Alfredo Valero and Roman Riera to eventually create a luxury lighting company dedicated to enduring craftsmanship, aided by European metalsmiths, glass blowers, ceramicists and other skilled artisans.
Collaborating with such notable modern designers as Jaime Hayon and Neri & Hu, partner Alfredo explains Parachilna’s purposeful process. “We don’t use industrial techniques,” he says. “Everything revolves craftsmanship, which means that there is a lot of work, from prototyping to finishing. When we say, ‘We don’t like it,’ we start all over again.”