The Unexpected Light: SKYNEST
THE UNEXPECTED LIGHT
“By weaving streaks of light, this pendant perfectly combines elegance and innovation. Delicate textile tubes, integrated with LED lights, are woven like threads along the structure of the lamp creating a unique surprise element that challenges the archetype of bulb lighting. Designed to last, Skynest poetically blends the tradition of handcrafted weaving with innovative lighting techniques to create a timeless piece of design”. Marcel Wanders studio
“We are poets, secretly engineering”. Marcel Wanders, Creative Director, Marcel Wanders studio
Skynest is a delicate lamp that nonetheless also has great stage presence and it marks Marcel Wanders studio’s return to the theme of the suspended dome, already explored the best and long seller Skygarden, featuring plaster decorations.
Skynest has the typical pendant light shape, with a central core and with what, at first glance, looks like a lampshade. The light, however, is not emitted by a bulb or by an LED board, but by the elements that form the structure of the lampshade: LED strips covered in fabric.
Skynest is in fact composed of 24 LED light sticks covered with a two-tone textile texture. The light is emitted from one side only, the white one, while the color of the fabric remains visible on the outside. The intersection of the various light elements with 48 other colored rods on both sides gives life to the lamp: an ethereal, very light presence, clearly inspired by the world of craftsmanship yet unexpectedly technological.