Tenda Lighting Series by Benjamin Hubert
Designer Benjamin Hubert has launched the Tenda lighting series at the London Design Festival 2012. The design of the lighting series combines materials from a diverse mix of industries: Fibre glass rods from the kite manufacturing industry, Lycra from the sports industry, 4 way stretch mesh from the underwear industry and construction technique from the tent industry.
According to the designer, “The primary component of the lamp series is a multi layered construction of textile.The exterior is covered by a quad-directional high stretch micro mesh. This give the lamp its volume and an ethereal lightness with a sense of varying opacity depending on your viewing position. The internal layers are constructed from Lycra which diffuses the light source. The interplay between external stretched convex curves and internal concave forms creates a dynamic typology of components and progressive design language. These layers of textile are supported by flexible fibre glass rods held in tension by textile and brass connectors.”
Image Courtesy: Benjamin Hubert