Barcelona-based lighting studio Parachilna takes a luxe stance to lighting design as notably executed in Neri & Hu's Bai series. The ovoid A Ba Ba, a lantern style suspended from a wall mount, melds the superb craftsmanship of a bronze electroplated steel structure with a hand-blown glass diffuser in a choice of transparent, amber or grey. Illumination comes from both a columnar LED strip and a downward-facing LED module at the bottom of the fixture.
22" h x 10.5" dia (56x27cm)
Indoor use only
Dimmable options available upon request
Supply: Terminal strip
1 module LED: ø 70 - 17 W - 270 K - 1400 lm
and strip LED: 15.4 W - 2700 K - 1.100 lm
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.”