Astro’s Capsule Collection Volume 01 is a limited series of three lights, all functional and beautiful, precise and restrained. ORB, designed by James Bassant, and Halftone and io Pendant, designed by Riley Sanders, were created to stand out timelessly for years.
Sanders’ halftone wall hanger focuses on a simple shape – the circle – etched with a pattern on translucent acrylic. The pattern starts at the edge of the disc and increases to reveal a vivid ring of light when you look inward. The translucent acrylic makes the wall visible when the halftone is lit or not. The wall lamp is available in two sizes and depths and can be layered for even more intense lighting.
Sander’s second lamp is the handmade io pendant, the name of which is derived from the Greek term Ionic. The influence of culture is easy to see when you see fluted details reminiscent of ancient pillars. Using the process of gravity fed glass extrusion, the device adopts a 2D circular design and extrudes a ribbed cylinder. Lighting components remain hidden, which gives the fluted glass all of its shine and allows light to reflect and refract without interruption.
Bassant’s Orb found its inspiration in an orrery, better known as the mechanical model of the solar system. The illuminated central sphere acts as the sun, while an adjustable mirror circles it. Orb was designed to work best next to a bathroom mirror. There is also the Orb Single that can work with the Orb or be viewed on its own. In this case, too, you will find complex technology hidden behind a lamp that only feels light.
To learn more about Astros Capsule Collection Volume 01, visit astrolighting.com.