An organic, elegant shape flows through the design of the Zephyr. The heat-textured steel morphs into the light guide – or does the light guide turn into steel? The ribbon-like LED light guide beautifully illuminates the fine details.
A fluid light sculpture. The Zephyr is contemporary by nature, but at the same time, it is organic in form. Something so sculptural defies categorization. An Honoree at the 12th Annual Interior Design Best of Year Awards, the Zephyr pendant is made from hand-forged steel and artfully-shaped LED light-guide that flow one into the other, creating a sense of fluidity.
“Light travels in a straight line until something refracts, reflects or, in this case, bends the light through the acrylic, guiding it from LEDs at either end along the curves of the form until it escapes any of the thousands of laser-etched points in a proprietary precision matrix on its surface.”—Paul Marr-Hillard, Designer.
BEHIND THE DESIGN
“I started with pencil sketching to rapidly find the essence of the idea. Then came a small-scale copper and paper model, to quickly discovering new angles of observation and making adjustments. With 2D CAD drawings, we honed in on overall size and proportions, and developed flat patterns for the steel and acrylic sheets, cut by waterjet, and then, heated and hand-formed into shape” according to Paul Marr-Hilliard, the Zephyr’s designer. “Throughout the process, input and collaboration with other design team members was essential in developing the design, that was, then, produced as a full-size, working fixture by our in-house prototyping team. Engineering worked out the details. Adjustments were made until the Zephyr was ready for final production.”