Designed by Louise Campbell
Louise Campbell has previously teamed up with Louis Poulsen to create two fixtures that both capture the essence of summer sunlight filtering through foliage. The talented designer has now created Snow, an unconventional fixture that brings a sense of winter light reflecting off snow right into a room.
Snow is designed as two joined cones. The largest cone is the pole and stands directly on the floor, while the small cone forms the fixture head. Both cones are cut at an angle at the top, slim end. A 2 kg heavy counterweight hanging freely above the floor inside the fixture body enables Snow to be slim. The counterweight balances the fixture, and the suspension wire also functions as the cable holder. A straight solution and a creatively conceived stabiliser that conjures associations of a snowball frozen in time in its descent to the ground.
Snow is made from 4 mm thick, twin-sheet formed acrylic with a serigraphed motif, and thus plays on the contrast between the material and the immaterial. The motif consists of white dots in three sizes, reminiscent of snow falling. The snow motif is serigraphed in layers, a method that produces an exquisite shadowy effect. The snow motif is graduated, diminishing in intensity as it gets farther from the light source. This design achieves optimum light distribution and non-glare. In places without the serigraphed motif, the fixture seems almost invisible. Massive, yet light as a feather. The top part of Snow is made in dual-layer acrylic that produces a salient impression of depth, filtering light while also distributing it in the direction needed to provide reading light.
Snow is 1505mm high, with the fixture body measuring Ø 350mm at its widest diameter and 842mm at its widest circumference. Snow is fitted with dimmable incandescent lamps 1x40W with reflectors and 1x60W Globe. Alternatively, it can be fitted with metal halide lamps 2x20W.