Almost in an instant, Barcelona-based lighting studio Parachilna has become a "one to watch," given striking releases like Bai Ba Ba designed by Neri & Hu. An artisan-created pendant light in bronze electroplated steel with a hand-blown diffuser in a choice of transparent, amber or grey glass. Illumination comes from both a columnar LED strip and a downward-facing LED module placed at the bottom of the fixture. Hi-tech meets old-world artistry in a singular fashion.
22" h x 10.5" dia (56x26.7cm)
Cable length: 98.5" (250cm)
Indoor use only
Dimmable options available upon request
Supply: Terminal strip
module LED: ø 70 - 17 W - 2700 K - 1400 lm
+ strip LED: 15.4 W - 2700 K - 1100 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.”