HALO by Rodrigo Vairinhos
HALO is a stark polarizing geometric suspension lighting fixture of an imposing but yet harmonious aesthetic.
The clash of two materials, marble and ceramic is distinctly articulated and grouped together into a unified whole.
The linear and blocky exposed piece of the finest Italian „Arabescato“ marble and the basic geometric shapes in ceramic taking inspiration on the graphic „Constructivism“ and on the architectural „Deconstructivism“, define the key features of this „minimalistic-leading-to-brutalist“ design, appearing like something raw, rough, industrial or mechanical.
HALO is a praise to the „schlichte Schönheit“, the incense of timeless simple beauty, like a minimal reduced crafted renaissance sculpture surrounded by a mystical glow, like a crown of light rays, a light effect originated by the completely exposed large lighting bulb.
Marble symbolizes the raw and unpretentious honesty, contrasting dramatically with the refined fragility of its ceramic counterpart. This design shows a contemporary way of working the hard and the soft edges, the rough surfaces, the patinated finishes, and the asymmetrical and organic volumes.
As a versatile and sophisticated piece, HALO is an iconic object of design-art meant for the bold and the innovators.
Each handcrafted fixture is a one of a kind piece, a curiosity that catches the eye as single pendant or grouped, for the private or the public spaces.