Diesel Living with Lodes consists of Flask, Vinyl, and Urban Concrete, as well as five renovated best sellers Cage, Fork, Gask, Glass Drop, and Pipe.
“The collection is inspired by contrasting opposites, such as reality and perception, whilst imbued with DIESEL’s irreverent directional design language and Lodes’ distinctive brand tenets,” the company says in a statement. “The Diesel Living with Lodes line will be available in select stores worldwide starting January 2021.
Inspired by the unique shapes of glass bottles used in science labs, Flask features a metallic surface that reveals its glass nature when lit. The piece is further enhanced by the contrast between the matte metallic outer and the glossy inner surface that glows and dances with the light.
Featuring a lamp body made of blown glass with a matte finish, the rounded surface of Flask simulates a metallic object with its industrial texture, creating a visually striking contrast between the lightness of the glass and the solidity of the metallic finish. With three available shapes and two finishes: metallic black and mineral sand, Flask can also be placed in clusters to create bold compositions of suspended lamps.
When the lamp is lit, the design of Flask reveals a light source that floats in the glass body with an inner glossy surface that glows to create a daring visual effect with the reflections of the other lamps placed in proximity. The neck of the lamp has been designed to remain dark when the lights are on, thus enhancing the silhouette of the piece and its industrial surface.
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Vinyl is made up of a metal plate with a circular engraved texture that is reminiscent of a music record, emulating sound vibrations while dividing the light in a way that’s pleasant to the human eye, the brand says. Featuring a wall sconce in the shape of a disk, Vinyl comes in a metal ceiling, wall, and suspension options. It comes in two sizes and two finishes: silver and deep black.
Taking inspiration from the bollards found in the urban landscape, Urban Concrete offers clean lines and solid surfaces with a dome crowned by a lifting hook. The metal dome may create the illusion of heaviness, Urban Concrete is very light, the company says, “adding a touch of robustness and sophistication to any interiors with its three concrete finishes and white inner surface.”
Available in four sizes for different uses and interiors, the dome also can be installed on multiple canopies to create contrasting compositions and unique clusters.
"The launch of the Diesel Living with Lodes products and the partnership with one of the world’s most renowned lifestyle brands is a further testament of our commitment to championing design excellence and creativity,” says Massimiliano Tosetto, general manager at Lodes. “With this collaboration, Lodes brings 70 years of technical know-how and manufacturing innovation with a solid understanding of the international lighting industry and a consolidated customer service.”
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