Ronde Pendant by Gubi
Design Oliver Schick, 2013
With its industrial, yet friendly look Ronde Pendant is well-suited for both home decor and professional environments. Hang a few Ronde Pendants in the kitchen, place the smallest Ronde on each side of the bed or use one of the larger Ronde Pendants above the dining table to set just the right lighting atmosphere. The bell-shaped Ronde Pendant in two sizes has reference to the traditional pendant lamp and the heyday of 1970's lightning design; however, in a modern interpretation.
A unique detail of the Ronde Pendant is the opening on the top with an overhanging collar that reminds of a jar such as a vase or an amphora. The mainly downwards directed light from conventional pendants does in this design also spread out of the spout-like opening and casts a smooth light gradient at the wire and ceiling. The hand-turned aluminium lamp shade with an ultra-matt lacquer almost makes it look as if it was made of ceramics.
Ronde is in several languages the word for round, circular or rotating but it is also the flat blank used for metal spinning technique, which is rotating around a mould core and shaped to a 3-dimensional body.
The pendant is made of spun aluminum with aluminum light fittings. The outer surface is powder coated and comes in 5 different colors: Pigeon Grey, Charcoal Black, Anthracite Grey, Rusty Red and Matt White. The inside is always powder coated, lacquered in white. The fabric wire and the canopy are always black except for the matt white, where both fabric wire and canopy is white.
The pendant comes in 2 sizes:
Small Ø20 cm
Lamp height: 24 cm, lamp diameter: Ø20 cm. Cord: 5 m.
Large Ø40 cm
Lamp height: 28 cm, lamp diameter: Ø40 cm. Cord: 5 m.
Max 60W-Incandescent, E26 socket (light bulb is not included)