Live Bid! Atman Lamp by Catellani&Smith
Atman was Enzo Catellani’s first experiment with a LED light source, an idea that came to him by chance, or perhaps by magic.
It all began with a trip to India, where he came into contact with the intensity of a culture that combines silence and chaos, spirituality and misery. Here Enzo Catellani discovered holy oval stones and decided to recreate the same shape using glass. The name ‘Atman’ comes from a Sanskrit word meaning “soul”.
- Materials and colours: oval crystal glass, nickel-plated base, nickel/black dimmer
- Light source: interchangeable LED 1x1W / rated output 1W 350mA / energy class A+ / lumen 100 / K 2700 / CRI 80
- Power supply 110V or 240V plug driver with cord dimmer (memory 100%)
- Dimensions 16 x H 8 cm
Retail price: € 1,409.
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