Belt is a dimmable pendant light that creates a balance between the softness of leather and the rigidity of aluminum, with the body of this technical light covered in fine leather. Designed by the Bouroullec brothers, the soft part is represented by the connection to the electrical network, while the rigid parts correspond to the light source, the long lines of light.
Profile length is 71.2″ inches, available in black, natural leather, and green finishes.. Each profile is equipped with integrated direct and indirect lighting and each light source can be controlled individually via remote control. The product is installed with the use of leather straps to hang the lighting profile, sliding the straps through dedicated metal clasps that act as hooks on the ceiling. Each strap may be regulated to match the shape of the environment. The electrical connection is hidden within the leather strap, which supports the composition.
Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec
Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec are two of the most prolific and in-demand designers working today, and they continually collaborate with the industry’s leading brands, including Alessi, Cappellini, Ligne Roset, HAY, Kvadrat, and Kartell.
Since 1999, the brothers have jointly operated a Paris-based studio, where they produce office, residential, and outdoor furniture, tabletop accessories, rugs, and much more. As they help move the design industry in new and interesting directions, the Bouroullecs look to varied inspirations from the past. They have cited American designers of the 1940’s and 1950’s and Italian designers of the 1970’s and 1980’s as influences.
The duo is obsessed with material clarity, and they often rely on material to guide the design direction of the piece they are working on. For instance, their Officina collection for Magis is defined by its amazingly delicate wrought-iron supports, while their Slow armchair for Vitra features an unexpected knit sling cover. The Bouroullecs have helped shape contemporary office design with numerous products for Vitra, including flexible Workbays and high-back Alcove seating, that add privacy and noise mitigation to modern workspaces.
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