Superluna has won the prestigious 2018 German Design Award, an award that was first launched in 2012 and is promoted by the German Design Council for the purpose of discovering and presenting the most innovative projects in the field of design.
A jury comprised of over 40 experts from various disciplines – industrial design, science, academic and financial fields – presented Superluna with the award in the ‘lighting’ category, once again confirming Oluce’s innovative and pioneering spirit. In fact, with over 70 years of experience in the field of illumination, the company boasts a solid background of technical and lighting engineering skills, in addition to a style that has become a true signature trademark. Unusual materials, unique shapes, and new lighting sources have, over time, brought revolutionary projects to life, rewriting the history of lighting since the 1950s.
Superluna is a project by Victor Vaisilev inspired by his personal reflections on the work of Vico Magistretti, in particular on his ability to develop iconic shapes that exalted the potential of the lighting source. Now that LED technology has revolutionized the world of artificial lighting, making it possible to reinvent lighting systems right down to their very source, Vasilev has created a family of lamps – available in floor, table, and wall-mounted versions – that originate from the desire to give a magical aura to an extremely technical light, by sizing the lamp parts starting with the LED footprint.
Superluna’s thin metal rod conceals the electrical components and hosts the source of light: the LEDs open up along the stem, in correspondence with the semi-spherical domes which reflect their light and rotate around an axis. The echo of the perpetual movement of celestial bodies is thus exalted by the small, luminous core contained within the structure of the lamp itself. In addition to black, this year a new and sophisticated version with a gold finish is also available.