Cloche is a collection of street lamps made from recycled plastic using rotational molding. It represents a new approach to creating street lamps based on circular economy principles: a process with lower energy impact, the use of recycled material that can be recycled again at the end of its life in an endlessly repeatable cycle, an assembly of components that promotes maintenance and improved resistance to weather conditions.
The collaboration between my studio and Lorelux began in the second half of 2022 when I was tasked with designing new collections of urban lighting. I started with some general reflections: a lamppost is never a solitary object; it’s always part of a group of identical lighting fixtures that are generally evenly spaced to illuminate a park, a square, or a pedestrian street. This requires a certain sobriety in the design because while an eccentric note may be welcomed to give character to a place, the repetition of extravagance can become tiresome and inappropriate.