The Ronde Pendant is Oliver Schick's first product for Gubi. The bell-shaped piece has reference to the traditional pendant lamp and the heyday of 1970s lightning design; however, in a modern interpretation.
A unique detail is the opening on the top with an overhanging collar that reminds of a jar such as a vase or an amphora. The mainly downwards directed light from conventional pendant lamps does in this design also spread out of the spout-like opening and casts a smooth light gradient at the wire and ceiling. The hand-turned aluminum lamp shade with an ultra-matt lacquer almost makes it look as if it was made of ceramics.
Ronde is in several languages the word for round, circular or rotating but it is also the flat blank used for metal spinning technique, which is rotating around a mould core and shaped to a 3-dimensional body.
The pendant comes in 2 sizes: Ø200 mm and Ø400 mm
The pendant is made of spun aluminum with aluminum light fittings. The outer surface is powder coated and comes in 5 different colours: Pigeon Grey, Charcoal Black, Anthracite, Rusty Red and Matt White. The inside is always powder coated, lacquered in white. The fabric wire and the canopy are always black except for the matt white, where both fabric wire and canopy is white.