“We didn’t make a lamp, we made a ceiling”. Miguel Arruda introduces his work with Slamp with these words. The modular system started from the symbology he applied to a sculpture in 1980; Slamp’s R&D team transformed it, creating folded and jointed, meter-long hexagonal sections to be infinitely combined, filling a space with floating landscapes. Nuvem is a “ceiling”, illuminated by bidirectional spotlights (GU10). Both modules and spots are available in white or velvet, and can be used in a monochromatic structure, or combined to create more dramatic installations.
The meter-long hexagonal elements are easily connected by hand using a series of interlocking tabs that allow for limitless omnidirectional installation. The modules facilitate the adaptable and mutable personalization of private and contract spaces, adding a strong artistic note to each.
Nuvem not only comes with wires reaching a length of 6 mt., but once hung, the installation’s appearance can be manipulated using the “push and pull” system located underneath each decorative module. By pulling or releasing the individual wires, the lamp stretches or dilates, taking on a life of its own, becoming a “flowing” ceiling.
Nuvem’s lighting system is a series of bidirectional spotlights (one per square meter) that can be positioned above or below (threaded through the modules’ openings). Additional spotlights can be purchased separately for compositions that require amplified illumination.
Weightless and free…just like a cloud. Nuvem goes beyond traditional illumination, with agile anatomy that allows it to transform the architectural elements of a space, running across the ceiling and moving down the walls, creating an infinite sky.