Concrete is a material which you either love it or hate it. However you may loath the look of concrete, it is part our life and a thing you have to learn to live with, but for those who love it as much as we do, then you will be glad that this world is not lacking of all things concrete. We have seen quite a handful ourselves here and it ranges from innovative paper concrete lamp to concrete expresso machine to speakers, and today we stumble yet another example, the Aplomb XL concrete hanging lamp designed by Italian studio LucidiPevere for lightning company, Foscarini.
Using a craft-based concrete processing technique, LucidiPevere is able to achieve a slim form concrete, in a shape that reminiscent of a UFO, and also resulting in a concrete object with a surface that’s not too harsh to touches. While concrete is hard, it is also brittle in nature and thus making it a daunting task to produce extremely thin object out of it. It is all the more challenging to ensure a rather smooth, living space-friendly texture. That being said, what LucidiPevere has achieved with Aplomb XL is, therefore, really quite a feat.
The lamp is paired to a long cable which comes in a choice of three colors: white, grey and brown and the light source is by the way of a custom LED that provides a wide coverage beneath the ‘UFO’. We imagine the overall effect would be like a UFO making a landing or taking off from the surface of Earth, or in this case, possibly, your dining table or bar counter. What makes Aplomb XL stands out is that it managed to make concrete look classy while retaining the industrial look.
Aplomb XL is a larger version of the original, also concrete, hanging lamp developed six years ago and born out of the desire to retain the same features as the original while illuminating a larger area. It looks like LucidiPevere has achieved what they set out to do and with it comes the fringe benefit of the cool look concrete has to offer. Though it is designed for Foscarini, we did not managed to find out where you acquire it, or how much it will cost. Maybe it is not out in the wild yet?