The British home fashion label Buster + Punch has unveiled a new line of functional yet decorative spotlights called Exhaust.
Designed to elevate task lighting, the collection features four machined products that are inspired by motorbike exhausts, the company says.
“Exhaust finally puts functional lighting back in the spotlight. All too often forgotten as background lighting, we wanted to create a compelling range of decorative task lights that would fit seamlessly into any home or hospitality space, whilst remaining memorable – much like the roar of a motorbike’s exhaust,” says Massimo Buster Minale, founder and creative director of Buster + Punch.
The line of task lighting was designed with the intent to advance the style of the category, and each is fitted with machined solid metal and linear knurl pattern that the brand is known for including in their lights and hardware. “This is the second collection from Buster + Punch this year to introduce its ‘new look’ diamond-milled linear knurling,” the company says.
Known for injecting attitude into mundane home details and fittings—such as door levers, cabinet hardware, light switches and now, spotlights—Buster + Punch designed its collection with a fixed, adjustable, track, and pendant spotlight offerings. “Each Exhaust spotlight is fitted with a beautifully machined, solid metal baffle designed to capture and diffuse light,” the company says. “The unique baffle design features Buster + Punch’s unmistakable new linear knurl pattern and signature torx screws, alongside a precision-cut honeycomb grill that is engineered to create a delicate metallic glow while also emitting a precise, non-glare, directional light.”
The Exhaust collection includes four new products:
- Exhaust Spot is a fully adjustable spotlight with a flush ceiling rose (a thin profile canopy). It’s best for use around the edges of a space to light artwork, surfaces, and shelves.
- Exhaust Surface is a surface mounted, fixed spotlight designed to replace recessed lighting, which is known to create a glare. The range features a precision-cut honeycomb grill engineered to ensure a subtle yet precise non-glare light, the company says.
- Exhaust Track is a track spotlight that is fully adjustable, comes with a single circuit H-style track adapter, and is compatible with the most popular Halo-style universal track. While track lighting has traditional use in hospitality spaces such as restaurants, galleries or retail spaces, the flexible design of this unit is useful in home spaces such as living rooms or kitchens where adjustable lighting is highly desired, the company says.
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Exhaust Pendant is a spotlight with 118 inches of cable and a flush ceiling rose. The brand says it’s ideal for use above tables, breakfast bars, retail spaces or desks to light surfaces. “When installed in a series or cluster, they add an architectural and unique functional detail to the setting,” the company says.
Each Exhaust light is available in a graphite or stone powder-coated metal body, “an elevated and intentional departure from the stark, traditional black and white offerings most often seen in functional lighting,” the company says. Products also come in a variety of baffles--Steel, Brass, Gun Metal, and Burnt Steel.
“Burnt Steel is an innovative/ fashion-forward finish first launched in January with the brand’s new Linear hardware range,” Buster + Punch says. “When a motorbike exhaust runs lean, the excessive heat turns the metal into a stunning rainbow of blue, purple and yellow. Harnessing an oxide effect, when applied to marine-grade stainless steel the result is a highly original and unique metal effect. Burnt Steel leads the way in new metallics and unlike an applied finish, the cutting-edge process means that no two finishes are ever the same.”
Exhaust Spot, Surface, and Pendant are available to order now on busterandpunch.us, and Exhaust Track can be pre-ordered for release in Summer 2020.