design et al are delighted to announce that Karboxx have been shortlisted for Lighting – Pendant/Chandelier Award in The Product Design Categories within The International Design and Architecture Awards 2017
Blonde is a suspended lamp with a trapezoidal shape made in an aluminium extrusion that can be enhanced by an adjustable length of up to 5 meters and with extraordinary finishes such as bronze and concrete.
Massimiliano Mornati and Karboxx worked together on this project involving their skills and know-how concerning material (aluminium) and finishes. Furthermore, they created a high professional solution of lighting effects thanks to the direct/indirect and dimmable LED light. Blonde was designed with a trapezoidal shape like a roof archetype, where meetings and words flow underneath, ideas are exchanged between people in a comfortable space, in a home environment, at sunset, with a fireplace lit and the music of Bob Dylan on a scratched vinyl record. Blonde is caressed by textural finishes that enrich and give life, outlining the depth of the object. A movement that is both modern and industrial with the cement, corten steel colouring and decorative finishes in bronze brass and polished chrome. It becomes a customisable piece of furniture and can be integrated in the space in an intrinsic and peculiar way Blonde began as a shape and an evoked colour, not as a lamp.
Massimiliano Mornati and Karboxx started the fine labor limae; a cleaning process by subtraction to take away the superfluous and minimise the impact of the material. Blonde seems like a simple functional piece, but it hides within it the life of the architect. The lamp would like to be among personal relationships that become real everyday connections with its subtle light and its discrete shapes. Blonde concept rests on versatility, creativity and finishing elements that can be chosen by designers and architects to customise for every single project. It is a project of lines and materials, two characteristics on which the Italian designer bases his work and project planning on. Massimiliano marks every angle and every depth, studies every detail, and outlines the sensations of light. It is his visceral connection with the design, in the details and the planning, that is present even before the studies teach the theory or the history of the composition.