With versions for both inside and outdoors, designers Neri&Hu strike an industrial note with a stylishly brawny lantern-style LED floor lamp. An anthracite lacquered aluminium box structure with insets of steel mesh frames the fiberglass diffuser topped with a gold aluminum disc. Denglong’s over-scaled proportions are anchored by a solid concrete base in black or grey. In a choice of 2 sizes, it’s hand-assembled by Catalan boutique light-maker Parachilna at its Barcelona headquarters.
- Small: 27.8" h x 8.9" dia (70x22.5cm)
- Large: 37.8" h x 11.8" dia (96x30cm)
- Cable length: 78.7 (200cm)
Aluminium, fiberglass, lacquered steel
- 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.”