ICFF 2015. In New York City, Resident updates its lighting collection with Torchon by Cheshire Architecture, Mesh by Flynn Talbot and V Wall Light by the in-house design team of the brand based in Auckland, New Zealand. The three series blend a minimalist attitude with contemporary style.
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Torchon by Cheshire Architecture is a pendant that exploits the viscous potential of molten glass. A soft spherical glass vessel is carefully mouth-formed and finished with a wafer-thin bespoke LED lamp, suspended from a pair of super-fine wires.
The Mesh Space pendant by Flynn Talbot is constructed around a seamless floating halo of LED light. It hangs horizontally with a very thin profile and creates a warm, functional light effect on surfaces below.
A flattened mesh dome is a reflector and a filter to the upward moving light. The LED light ring is powered through the thin suspension wires to achieve a real lightness and transparency to this piece.
V is a cantilevered feature Wall Light made of brass. Its two outreaching arms trace an equilateral triangle in space. V Wall light contains a warm LED light source which projects both down to the ground and up against the wall. Created by the in house design team of the brand based in Auckland, New Zealand, the light is held in suspension by two wires which are adjustable, allowing the frame to hang from the wall in a variety of ways.
Resident is a contemporary design and manufacturing company from New Zealand. Established in 2011, the brand produces a refined collection of furniture and lighting making use of a range of high quality materials and processes to produce iconic, practical and dependable products. “Drawing from the eclectic inspirations of a select group of designers, we uses a range of high quality materials and processes to produce iconic, practical and dependable products”
Flynn Talbot‘s work begins with the consideration of the light effect first. Each project is crafted around it. Every decision and detail is made with the quality of light and user connection in mind. The designer is based in Perth, Australia.
Cheshire Architects move organically from huge institutional and urban master-planning work to the digital fabrication of bespoke door handles and the hand-finishing of furniture. Founded in New Zealand in 2004, the practice is conceived as a fluid and fast-moving studio for the delivery of special projects across all scales.