Caboche Sospensione Plusby Patricia Urquiola & Eliana Gerotto, 2005 — from 1.428,00 €
|Product type||Pendant light/hanging lamp|
|Dimensions||Grande: H 28 x ø 70 cm, total length max. 348 cm
Media: H 20 x ø 50 cm, total length max. 340 cm
Piccola: H 20 x ø 31 cm, total length max. 340 cm
|Weight||Grande: 17 kg
Media: 10,2 kg
Piccola: 4,8 kg
|Material||Balls: PMMA (Polymethyl methacrylate)
Frame: chrome plated metal, blown glass, polycarbonate
Diffuser panel: satin PMMA
Suspension cable: stainless steel
|Variants||Alternatively available as the Caboche Sospensione Media (Halogen)|
|Function & properties||Integral LED light source:
Grande: 46W, 3000°K, 4330 lm, CRI > 90 94,1 lm/W
Media: 35W, 3000°K, 3062 lm, CRI > 90 88 lm/W
Ca. 25.000 hour lifetime
The twist-lock ball mounting system, a zig-zag shape of the balls, allows maximum dispersion of light without shielding it and provides a pleasant transparency.
|Delivery includes||LED light source integral and permanently installed|
|Care||Dust and lint can be simply removed with a duster|
|Certificates & Sustainability||Foscarini conform to
ISO 90001: 2008 (Quality management systems)
ISO 14001: 2004 (Environmental management systems)
|Datasheet||Click for more information (ca. 2,5 MB).
Lavishly studded with transparent or golden balls the Caboche Pendant light by Patricia Urquiola & Eliana Gerotto is reminiscent of a precious pearl bracelet. Since its inception in 2005 it has become one of the best sellers of the manufacturer Foscarini and has become an icon among contemporary design lamps. The peculiarity, and originality, of the Caboche Sospensione arises from the annularly arranged balls of transparent acrylic glass which not only result in the object's opulent look, but also directs the light of Foscarini lamp evenly in all directions. As if broken by countless crystals, the light radiates through the space and is reflected from the ceiling. Despite its striking design the Foscarini Caboche offers, thanks its colour neutrality, has the grace to set a subtly opulent accent in any private or public spaces.
Born in 1961 in Oviedo, Spain, Patricia Urquiola studied at the Faculdad de Arquitectura de Madrid and then Milan Polytechnic Architecture, where she completed her doctorate in 1989. During her subsequent work as an assistant teacher at the École nationale supérieure de création industrielle, ENSCI, Paris she produced his first furniture designs. From 1990 she worked for De Padova before becoming director of the design team at Lissoni Associati in 1996 while also working independently for numerous international design firms. In 2001 she founded her own design studio and cooperates with many Italian and international companies - including Moroso, for which she created the exotic Tropicalia chairs. Eliana Gerotto was born in Venice. Originally a graphic designer, she graduated at the Fondazione Davide Campari in Milan and has since worked in various fields as graphic, industrial and set designer as well as an interior designer.
The Italian lighting manufacturer Foscarini produces the Caboche Sospensione in three sizes - piccola, media and grande - and available in either a transparent or golden yellow finish. The balls are made of polymethyl methacrylate, and in the media and grande version are mounted on a crown made of polycarbonate sheets attached to a chrome plated metal frame. The inner shade (with the piccola, the only sahade) is made of etched mouth blown glass, the lower shade from opaque satin opal glass. The media and grande versions come equipped with three stainless steel suspension cables, the Foscarini Caboche piccola with one. All electric cables are transparent. The ceiling rose with bracket is made of galvanized metal covered with ABS plastic. The production of all Foscarini lamps is carried out according to the criteria of ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 quality and environmental management certification.
Established in 1981 on the Venetian island of Murano Foscarini embodies the concept of innovation. Accordingly, only those designs are realised which represent an innovation in some way - be it formal, technical or material. The Foscarini "research workshop" is now home to a diverse portfolio of contemporary designs including a number of iconic objects such as the floor lamp Havana by Jozeph Forakis - a work represented in the collections of MoMA and the Centre Pompidou - and new, contemporary, designs such as the award-winning light aplomb by Lucidi & Pevere. The longevity of these and many other designs correspond to Foscarini's understanding of sustainability as well as the observance of environmental guidelines in the manufacturing process: As one of the first Italian lamp manufacturers Foscarini achieved in 2012 UNI EN ISO 14001 certification.