1800 Luminaire. Designed by Ayal Rosin.
Circular Pendant with Customizable Graphics
1800 offers a generous circumference of approximately 70 inches; its height is a slim 11 inches, though it can be enlarged since its “adjustable aluminum shades allow a variable light output pattern.” Equipped with eighteen halogen lamps (standard or low voltage), you can definitely enjoy “the full splendour of this floating luminaire.” Restaurants can choose glutton-inspired graphics: candi-colored petit fours or oversized goblets of wine. Churches have divine visual options: stained glass, immaculate virgins, or flying buttresses.
The 1800 allows people to highlight their quirks and odd proclivities. New Yorkers can celebrate their city with images of the Brooklyn Bridge, the Chrysler Building, or the new Beekman Tower. Denizens of the great Western states could display elks rutting or wolves howling. I have a brother who might like to showcase spotted eagle rays and a brother-in-law who might like to present antique one-speed bicycles. The 1800 is an ideal vehicle for Ayal Rosin’s design enterprise—one of the elements of their aesthetic philosophy is “clear strong stylistic idioms.”