The BL28 LED is a new, updated version of the well-known Copper & Brass Lights from David Derksen.
The shape of the lamp is constructed by folding a 0.3 mm thin brass plate. The lamp contains an LED light source and a diffuser that provides a better and more even light output. The reflection of the surroundings in the shiny brass surfaces gives each facet its own color tone, from dark gold to yellow and beige.
The BL28 LED in brass is available in smaller quantities, the CL28 in copper only on request!
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The Brass Light is designed by David Derksen. He created this new version of the lamp to meet current lighting design requirements.
The technique used originated in his graduation project 'Copper Cabinet' and is also the basis of his original Copper and Brass Lights, which are part of the Vij5 collection.
Nature, and especially the principles and processes found in nature, are David's main sources of inspiration. This results in a strong focus on materials, how they behave and how they can be constructed.
The BL28 LED has been part of the Vij5 collection since 2019. We believe it is important to regularly analyze, redevelop and improve the products in our collection to ensure they continue to meet the current demands of our customers. Therefore we are pleased to introduce a new addition to the Brass Light range, designed by David Derksen. Derived from his original Copper Lights, which we have been intrigued by since the (almost legendary) Autofficina expo in Milan in 2010, this new version of the lamp is ready for the next decade.
"We feel it is important to regularly analyze, redevelop and improvethe products in our collection to ensure they continue to meet the current demands of our target audience."Arjan & Anieke
Where the original series of the Brass Lights used the more traditional E27 light sources, David created this new version of the lamp to meet today's lighting design requirements.
The new lamp therefore contains an LED light source and a diffuser that ensures a better and more even light output. The LED driver is integrated in the lamp and can therefore be connected directly to the 220V network.
The shape of the lamp is constructed by folding a 0.3 mm thin brass plate. Etchings are used to apply the bending lines in the material, after which they are folded by hand and assembled in Eindhoven.
The BL28 LED contains an LED light source and a diffuser that provides a nice and even light output. The LED driver is integrated in the lamp and can therefore be connected directly to the 220V network.
In the material passport you can find where and by whom the different parts of this product are made.
Brass sheet material
0.3mm brass/copper plate, etched in Italy
Manually assembled in Eindhoven (NL)
Height approx. 13cm
Plastic diffuser for optimum light distribution, made in the Netherlands
Standard with 3 meter, extra flexible and black rubber cord
LED warm white 2700K (10 Watt, 950 lumens, 30.000+ hours, CRI 80, A++)
In Vij5 collection since 2019
Copper and brass oxidize naturally under the influence of air and moisture. Therefore, over time this lamp will darken and develop a 'patina'. This is part of the design, the lamp will only become more beautiful!
Would you like to see this product in real life ?
In need of larger numbers or application in a project?
Please contact Arjan and request a quotation here.
NOTE: The BL28 LED is standard available in brass. The copper version CL28 LED is only available on request from 10 pieces.
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Brass Light BL28 LED
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