Candil Table Lamp – Kyoto
by ACdO Spain

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The Candil lamp was conceived as a table version of the Cornucopia lamp. In appearance they are different, but their technical principle is the same: the rule of three. In succession, there are only three are the elements/materials that compose the lamps and allow the lighting of the light bulb: copper, wood, and brass.

In this series of lamps (including Cornucopia, Candil, and Laflaca), the object itself becomes a natural extension of the electric cable. The negative pole (copper), the positive pole (brass), and the insulator (wood) play two roles and together they become the substance and shape of the product.

The light bulb acts as the ON/OFF switch completing the circuit when it is placed into the hole of the bowl. They are special bulbs of 24 Volts 25 Watts which only use half of the power. This feature does not only avoid excessive warming or failure but thanks to a carefully selected amount of light, it transports us to the intimate and pleasant world of the candlelight.

The Candil lamp offers a visual and tactile experience with its natural materials and the warmth of the light that it spreads. As a modern version of a candlelight, it is meant to enchant and transport us to an intimate and pleasant world.

Input 220V – Output 12V
Bulb: 24V – 25W (included)

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Alvaro Catalán de Ocón is a renowned Spanish designer known for his focus on protest-related projects, aesthetic expressiveness, and practicality. As a leading figure in the new generation of Spanish designers, he emphasizes personal vision, social responsibility, and sustainability. Catalán de Ocón shapes the present and future of design with a strong focus on social and environmental responsibility. He began his career after studying Industrial Design at the Instituto Europeo di Design in Milan and Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design in London. He later founded his studio in Barcelona. Notable creations include the La Flaca lamp, the PET Lamp project that combines PET plastic bottles with artisan craftsmanship, and the Plastic Rivers rug collection made from recycled PET plastic. Catalán de Ocón's work has been exhibited in prestigious galleries and museums worldwide, including VitraHaus, Rossana Orlandi Gallery, and the London Design Museum. His products are part of museum collections such as the Center Pompidou, National Gallery of Victoria, MAK, and the Victoria & Albert Museum. His innovative approach combines traditional crafts from different parts of the world with industrial manufacturing processes to create functional and contemporary objects addressing social and ecological issues. ACdO/, co-founded with Enrique Romero de la Llana and Sebastian Betanzo, serves as a platform for self-producing and marketing his most personal projects. Catalán de Ocón has received numerous awards, including the Spanish National Design Award in the professional category, recognizing his significant contributions to Spanish design in the 21st century. His work emphasizes collaboration, sustainability, and intercultural respect in design.
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