Frankly industrial in its inspiration, Denglong by designers Neri&Hu makes for a statement suspension light. Outlined by its anthracite lacquered aluminium box structure with insets of steel mesh, a fiberglass LED diffuser is topped with a gold aluminum disc. The over-scaled lantern style comes in versions for both indoors and out, in a choice of 2 sizes. Spanish boutique light-maker Parachilna hand-assembles Denglong at its facility in Barcelona.
- Small: 23.6" h x 14.4" dia (60x36.5cm)
- Large: 30.7" h x 19" dia (78x48.5cm)
- Cable length: 98.4" (250cm)
Aluminium, fiber glass
- Voltage: 120V
- 1 LED module:
- Small: 8,5W - 2700ºK - 680Lm - IP-20
- Large: 16.6W - 2700ºK - 1350Lm - IP-65
Though based in Barcelona, Parachilna’s origins actually stretch all the way to its namesake, a desert ghost town in Australia. A random stop there years ago inspired Alfredo Valero and Roman Riera to eventually create a luxury lighting company dedicated to enduring craftsmanship, aided by European metalsmiths, glass blowers, ceramicists and other skilled artisans.
Collaborating with such notable modern designers as Jaime Hayon and Neri & Hu, partner Alfredo explains Parachilna’s purposeful process. “We don’t use industrial techniques,” he says. “Everything revolves craftsmanship, which means that there is a lot of work, from prototyping to finishing. When we say, ‘We don’t like it,’ we start all over again.”