In this dawning age of LEDs, it's nice to know that innovators like CP Lighting are thinking beyond the bare bones utilitarianism of efficiency and cost and venturing within the more rarefied realms of aesthetic effect and artistic expression. The company's new CP3d line of 3d printed nylon shades and LED pendant lamps pushes the bounds of LED's.
The CP3d Pendant Series Takes LEDs Beyond the Simple Spotlight
Christopher Poehlmann, CP Lighting founder, puts it thusly: "the LED module is basically a spotlight." Accordingly, many of his efforts are spent overcoming this aesthetic limitation. The CP3d Series engages the challenge by housing an LED in a machined aluminum body then manipulating the light with cleverly designed and intricately wrought 3d printed nylon shades.
As evinced by the Blowing Leaves pendants, the several shades in the collection use shape and surface to manipulate the light, "creating a glowing orb that casts light and shadow like bright sunlight through trees."
In addition to the exquisite gossamer sculptures that constitute Blowing Leaves, CP Lighting also offers the Rose Pendants-an abstract rendition of a flowery motif in black, white, or red, turned upside down so that they might perform similar prestidigitations: "a floating shadow... casting its own light."
For specifying information, contact CP Lighting: 866.596.4800.
About the Manufacturer: CP Lighting creates handmade decorative lighting and furniture. Known for their "modern rustic" aesthetic, the company frequently works with industrial and post-consumer materials like plastic and metal. However-always in pursuit of innovation-they enjoy experimentation and will work with most anything. CP Lighting focuses on sustainable practices: "the work that we cannot do in-house is always outsourced to top-quality American manufacturers."