Align is a minimalist lamp, whose design is based on a simple metal hemisphere.
The simplicity of the lamp is reflected in both form and function. The lamp can be used in different ways, because the power cord and suspension cable are separated from each other. The magnet allows you to direct the lamp and adapt it to different situations in your interior.
Hanging, the Align functions as a pendant lamp above the table, in a free space or as a reading lamp next to the sofa. Using the silicone base, the lamp transforms into a beautiful table lamp. The power cord can be connected to the ceiling or via a power socket.
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With us, that doesn't just mean giving information about where something has been produced. Our chain starts much earlier: with the designer of the product!
We'll tell you the whole story. Click on the buttons to discover the different steps:
The Align lamp is designed by Antje Pesel. Antje is a product designer based in Halle, Germany.
She came up with a special way of hanging this lamp. The hemisphere is held by a small magnet, which allows the shade to be rotated in any direction and the light source to be perfectly positioned. In addition, the set also contains a small silicone table base, in which the lampshade can also be placed in all directions.
"As a designer, I'm fascinated by the use of simple objects in everyday life."Antje Pesel
Align has been part of the Vij5 collection since 2017. We discovered the work of Antje at a fair in Frankfurt. The designs she presented there stuck in our heads, but it didn't immediately lead to a collaboration. Until we discovered the fantastic 'Align' lamp in her portfolio!
The lamp is smart, simple and fascinating at the same time and always provides a moment of surprise when we demonstrate it to someone.Arjan & Anieke
Via e-mail and video calls we managed to further analyze her prototypes together with Antje. The Align lamp has had a fairly long development process. The seemingly simple lamp has a complex interior due to the combination of LED and magnetism. In the end we designed the lamp with a heavier magnet and a thicker shade which improved the functionality of the lamp. Also, a dimmer is now integrated in the lamp.
The Align lamp consists of several parts that are assembled by Vij5.
The hemisphere of the hood is made with a craft called 'forcing'. Steel is magnetic, so the lamp can hang with the magnet. The hemisphere is then powder coated.
For the interior we need aluminium to conduct the heat from the LED disc, which is not magnetic. That's why there's an aluminum part mounted in the lamp with the LED parts on it.
The silicone base is made in a mould specially made for us. The magnet is also encased in a custom-made silicone sleeve.
A set of the Align lamp always includes coloured steel cable with magnetic suspension system and silicone base.
In the material passport you can find where and by whom the different parts of this product are made.
Forced steel hemisphere, made in Amsterdam (NL)
Produced in Varsseveld (NL)
LED driver & disk
Dimmable LED driver and LED disc, manufactured in Saronno (Italy)
3-wire power cord from Draka cable, produced in the Netherlands.
Trans-lucent plastic diffuser for optimal light distribution, poroduced in the Netherlands
Magnetic part made of coloured silicone with magnetic suspension system and silicone base, produced in the Netherlands.
Diameter hemisphere 17cm
In Vij5 collection since 2017
Do you want to see the Align by Antje Pesel for real?
Larger numbers or application in a project?
Please contact Arjan and request a quotationhere.
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