‘Conduit’ is a tabletop lamp that connects the heritage of marble design with contemporary manufacturing techniques.
It references the archetypal Roman aqueduct remains that dot the Southern European landscape, thus creating a “luminous conduit” for the home.
Solid marble is CNC-milled and adapted to fit a standardised 30 cm tubular bulb. Essentially a two dimensional waterjet cut out profile, the lamp features an elaborately milled groove on one side to accommodate the cable while exposing it, enhancing the directional sense between power source and light.
The choice of marble was decided based on locality. Three distinct Greek types were chosen, Chios in dark brown, Ioannina in warm grey and the classic Pentelic in bright white. Non local Travertine was added as a reclaimed material, its origin justified due to its familiarity and abundant presence in the Athenian built environment of the 1960s and 1970s.
Dimensions: 31 x 5 x 20 cm
Photographer: Nikos Alexopoulos