Quad House, Beijing

Place: Beijing

Lamps: Superluna – 397, Las – 376

Project: Nolan Chao and Archistry design&research office.

Year 2019


Oluce designs the lighting chosen for the new Quad House, an ancient building in one of the narrow alleys in the historic Qianmen district in Beijing, built during the Republic of China. Having gone through countless changes, it will now be protected and transformed into an eye-catching speakeasy. Quad House has maintained the distinctive historical architectural features of its surroundings, contrasting them – in the project by architect Nolan Chao and Archistry design&research office – with modern, designer furnishings.

Inside the eye-catching areas of Quad House, which extend over two floors, characterised by tiled ceilings, – distinctive of Beijing hutongs – and materials reminiscent of the era of the Chinese Republic such as brick, stone, concrete and wood, Oluce lamps offer a counterpoint with their geometric, drawn lines, giving the space a contemporary flavour.

The floor-standing version of the Superluna lamp by Victor Vasilev inspired by a personal reflection on Vico Magistretti‘s work, stands in one of the corridors of Quad House, creating an intimate, sophisticated environment.

In addition to Superluna, also bringing great expressive power to the Quad House environment is the Las lamp by Mist-o. Las is a perfect representation of the Oluce philosophy: combining technological innovation with sophisticated aesthetics. The lamp is a sculptural presence modelled from metal, positioned in a private room on the second floor of the building.

Photo Courtesy Quad House.

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