Sframe // luce e volume
Outdoor Lighting Versatile Furniture
Sframe // Luce e Volume (lights and volumes) is inspired by light pollution of outdoor commercial activities as restaurant, bar and cafes.
I lived in a seaside town in Sicily and the light pollution is visible near to the coast, where most of my favorite bars and restaurants are, and you have to choose: see the stars or drink your cocktail.
Sframe born to allow both, it release a warm low light and doesn’t affect the landscape, your steps are safe and you can use it as a stool where finish your drink.
UNIQUE PROPERTIES / PROJECT DESCRIPTION:
Handcrafted stainless frame with integrated LEDs lights and a top in welded mesh. Sframe, used as a stool or a side table, transforms the outdoor experience, keeping the environment safety avoiding the light pollution. A simple shape designed to furnish an outdoor scalable space.
OPERATION / FLOW / INTERACTION:
Sframe is a modular system and works for addition, larger scale: more modules=more lights, more stools, more tables. Because the light is faced to the ground and each product could be used by one or max two people. With this proportion is ensured enough light to ensure the safety of movement without affecting the surroundings.
PROJECT DURATION AND LOCATION:
Entirely made in Agrigento (Sicily, Italy) the whole production process lasted about three weeks, before one month of research and design.
PRODUCTION / REALIZATION TECHNOLOGY:
Stainless Steel square frame 2x2 cm welded in a square frame with recessed LED light system E27. The top is a welded mesh, reinforced.
Entirely hand crafted by Sicilian artisans.
SPECIFICATIONS / TECHNICAL PROPERTIES:
50 x 50 x 50 cm, 2cm square tube, welded with incorporated hidden LED strings E27 for outdoor lighting.
outdoor, lighting, furniture, handcraft, italian, young, design, seaside
The team worked to find the best solution according with available technology and materials, right size, strength and durability. Sframe has been produced in series of tens by professionals blacksmiths.
The design focus on multiplying the functions reducing the shape at the essential. The result is a minimal but extremely functional shape.
The true challenge was to design and realize an outdoor furniture with integrated lights that reduces both: light pollution as material, time-work flows.
Functional to give back the stars to their usual place.
TEAM MEMBERS (3) :
Designer: Alice Tedesco, Master Blacksmith: Calogero Principato and Electrictian: Giovanni Pitruzzella
Copyright Alice Tedesco, 2016