Composed of a sequence of pyramid-shaped forms one atop the other, Oïphorique creates a dreamlike effect with its illumination diffused through a neutral fabric covering and the spaces in-between. From Swiss studio Atelier Oï, known for breaking down the barriers between design and architecture, the suspension light comes in 2 sizes of varying shapes, hanging from a chrome-trimmed, white-lacquered steel canopy. Hancrafted at maker Parachilna's Barcelona base, Oïphorique in either light grey textile or fire-resistant dark grey textile makes for an intriguing and altogether unique lighting experience.
- Small: 72.8" h x 13.8" dia (184.9x35.1cm)
- Large: 98.5" h x 13.8" dia (250.2x35.1cm)
- Canopy: 10.6" h x 7.5" dia (26.9x19.1cm)
Steel, textil diffuser
- Color temperature: 2700K
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.”