Giopato & Coombes pair ornament and cutting edge technology with the sculptural Cirque ceiling light.
The light comprises slender brushed brass hoops that create an endless composition, interrupted only by lathe-cut light capsules crafted from a solid block of glass. The ribbed texture of the cylindrical lights adds an almost art deco effect, while the technologically advanced structure brings the piece into the contemporary sphere.
The inner structure of the light is cleverly designed so that electricity is conducted along the entire length. Because of this, light is produced efficiently and consistently while still allowing for the movement. Reconfiguration is also a possibility, with multiple hoops being chained together to create an infinite form.
Cristiana Giopato and Christopher Coombes are the Italian/English couple behind Giopato & Coombes. Their design studio works across product, graphics, architecture and interiors. The cross pollination of these ideas often informs their lighting designs.
The duo have built up a network of Italian artisans whose craft skills play a key role in producing each design. An early example is the Bolle Chandelier; a series of delicate hand-blown bubbles illuminated by soft spot leds. Each 'bubble' is hand-blo...