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Alto, Aura and Balance: Archilume’s Newest Luminaire Systems

07.17.18 | By
Alto, Aura and Balance: Archilume’s Newest Luminaire Systems
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Sometimes, the strongest statement-making forms come from the most basic of shapes. That’s the inspiration Canadian lighting designer Saleem Khattak of Archilume used to create his latest three luminaire systems: Alto, Aura and Balance.

Alto resembles the craftsmanship of a cut diamond with its strong upper conical shape and transparent base. Using Archilume’s signature “total internal reflection optics,” Alto’s warm, glare-free glow ranges from a full brightness of 3000 degrees Kelvin to a dimmed down color temperature of 1800 degrees Kelvin.

Aura is divided into two hemispheres that make up its bold spherical form. The top half is made of aircraft-grade machined aluminum while the lower half is a clear optical lens. Both Aura and Alto employ Archilume’s new Dim to Warm feature to emit a warmer light when dimmed.

Balance draws isnpiration from the Bauhaus movement and the sculptural works of Joan Miró and Alexander Calder. It’s composed of two disc shapes – one is made from opaque machined aluminum and the other is a transparent, frosted acrylic lens – suspended by twinned cables.

Alto, Aura and Balance are also available in a satin translucent frosted lens option that diffuses a warm-tone light for a more intimate light setting. To see the entire collection, visit Archilume.

Photos by Archilume via v2com.

Vy Yang enjoys contributing to Design Milk, playing fetch with her goldendoodle Conan, and occasionally writing on her blog It’s After Five, her creative outlet to let loose on after she has left her regular 9-to-5 for the day.