Tom Dixon and Prolicht Announce Collaboration
British designer Tom Dixon and leading manufacturer of architectural lighting Prolicht, today announce their collaboration and unveil their new lighting range: CODE. The common ambition was to rethink track lighting and to celebrate the fast-developing world of electronics and LEDs. Their partnership enables a unified proposal for architects and designers: a unique combination of highly technical and decorative lighting in one product.
Tom says: ‘For the past year, we’ve been obsessed with printed circuit boards (PCBs). So flat, so efficient, and so very luminous! Our collaboration with Prolicht started high in the mountains of Innsbruck where we shared our first thoughts on a Minimal Track System that would attempt to remove the superfluous and reveal the light engine in all its naked glory.’
Walter Norz, Prolicht CEO adds: ‘It was amazing how quickly the connection with Tom and his team started. From our very first meeting, the sparkle of creativity was there, and we all immediately felt an urge to start something together. Our first joint adventure, CODE, represents the epitome of our collaboration: something neither of us could have done without the other. Two different backgrounds and complementary skills merging to create the perfect product.’
CODE is an LED track system which combines Prolicht’s expertise in technical lighting engineering with the discernible Tom Dixon design and aesthetic. Tom says: “The mystery to us was why so much time and effort had been expended hiding and minimising these extraordinary boards that have become so ubiquitous. We wanted to get to the essence of modern light, which has so swiftly moved from incandescent electrical to pure electronics, transforming the way we are able to illuminate and radically reduce our electricity consumption at the same time. The question was how we could expose and explain the simple and intricate beauty of the circuit board and strip away any peripheral decoration or structure.”
CODE utilises bare LEDs on circuit boards that can be used to create thin strips, delicate chains and continuous columns of light. CODE has three LED light sources: Dot, Dash and Grid. These elementary shapes of round, square and line form the basis of a kit-of-parts, which allow infinite possibilities to design graphic lighting sculptures.
Through this strategic partnership, Prolicht will also be able to offer fully customised solutions on the existing Tom Dixon lighting range, including best-selling families MELT, MIRROR BALL and COPPER. Walter Norz says: ‘In practice this means that a customer who requires 200 Melt lights for his/her project with 20-metre long cables or with a cool white high-powered LED or with a specific driving system can order these through Prolicht. The configuration options are endless.’
CODE will be available in Summer 2020.
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