Taco de Luz – Brass

by Studio Aristotelis Barakos Greece

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Description

This lamp works only for EU standards. S14 OSRAM Ledinestra included.

A whimsical wall light that is characterised by an appealing simplicity and functions as a delicious source of smooth ambient lighting, thanks to its particular shape. “Taco de Luz” is made entirely by hand with an oval sheet of hammered metal that gently embraces and partially conceals the light source within — hence its fanciful name. The main design idea in this lighting object is the contrast between the sleek tubular lightbulb and the handmade texture of the hammered metal that contains it, which creates a balanced interplay between smooth and indented surfaces, as well as linear and curved formal elements.

The soft curvature of the rolled metal both conceals and accents the light source, resulting in a wall fixture that is interesting even when it’s not lit. When illuminated, the concave interior glows brilliantly and the negative space between the two ends of the ‘taco’ is activated. When switched off, the object acquires a more sculptural character thanks to its vertical, tubular shape and the convex surfaces of its two wings that catch and reflect light from their surroundings.

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30x6x

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Aristotelis Barakos is an award-winning product designer based in Athens, Greece. An honest thinker and a dedicated maker, he works on every scale with a hands-on approach to creative problem-solving and strategic design methodologies. He was born in Munich in 1984, where he grew up in a men’s tailoring family. At the age of ten he moved to Athens, which helped him develop the ability to assimilate different cultural influences. He originally studied physics, but his aptitude in making things led him to the world of design and to study product design in Athens. Since his graduation in 2013, he puts his knowledge in prototyping and materials into action, in collaboration with a growing network of craftsmen and experts. The products he designs range from decorative items and everyday objects to state-of-the-art tech devices and systems. By constantly embracing new challenges, he creates products for Greek and international companies and start-ups. In 2014 he began working for a US-based technology start-up, and spent six months at the heart of technology manufacturing in Shenzhen, China. From 2016-2018 he worked as Head of Product Design at PNOE Analytics, a biotechnology company based in Athens and San Francisco.  In 2019 he established Studio Aristotelis Barakos, with the purpose to create honest, functional and aesthetically pleasing design that helps people live better and feel more. Aristotelis Barakos received the 2014 Future Talent award by Italian design magazine Ottagono. His work has earned international acclaim and has been published extensively.
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