- Art & Design
The moon is a mystery that has inspired people for centuries. This is why we have found a collection of lighting that arose from a fascination with this beautiful phenomenon. We are pleased to present you Bandido Studio's latest creations, which successfully hold up a mirror to the celestial body and its various phases.
Light cannot exist without shadow and vice versa, Mexican Bandido Studio agrees. In their work, the team explores the eternal duality between the two. Their mission is as follows: lighting that can transform any space and create an atmosphere that promotes our well-being. Their designs are therefore realised in an artisanal environment and they are part of a circular and local economy. Founders Alejandro Campos and Joel Rojas worked together on a project at university in 2016 and discovered that together they could realise lighting designs that introduce a new standard. A year later, Ana Martinez joined them, who, like them both, has a degree in Industrial Design. Currently, their range is dominated by the PHASE collection, a name that explicitly refers to the moon and the cycles it continually goes through. Each of these phases is a specific combination of light and shadow and the contrast they generate. Together with her symbiosis between light and dark, this inspired three designs with different variations in terms of material: a pendant lamp, a wall lamp, and a floor lamp. The first model demonstrates an immersive interaction between the light source and the metal. Transparency and reflection join each other in just the right degree, reminiscent of the subdued and stable light of the moon. The wall version, on the other hand, symbolises the moon in its full form. Here you can see parabolic geometry at its best. Finally, the floor lamp, which consists of two plates facing downwards and connected by a metal tube. Once lit, this design spreads a warm, subtle atmosphere thanks to the degree of transparency of the material. The central material in the FASE pieces is onyx, a variant of quartz. The studio used it because it bears similarities to the crust of the moon. The alternation of curves, veins and the depth exhibited by the material meant that it unmistakably highlights the inspiration for the collection. Furthermore, brass and metal were used extensively. While one absorbs light, the other causes it to be reflected.
Symbiosis of light and dark inspired to create three designs
The collection stands out beautifully in an interior with a similar neutral colour palette. Another bonus is that they will inevitably get the attention they deserve, but will not dominate the space. Lighting is a necessity in any home, but it is so much nicer to seek out special designs that were created with vision and an abundance of skill. On every level, the natural, organic aesthetic of the luminaires matches the background on which the studio outlines its origins. An added bonus is that the lamps distribute the light throughout the room in a balanced way. As a result, the atmosphere is always convivial and cosy.
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