German designer Sebastian Herkner has created a pendant version of his popular Plissée floor lamp for ClassiCon. Maintaining the original’s unique shade that looks like it has been carefully folded from delicate tissue paper, the new pendant has a near-weightless appearance and casts a pleasingly soft illumination.
Paying subtle reference to Japanese paper lanterns and lighting designs by Isamu Noguchi, the shade of the Plissée pendant is made with mouth-blown opal glass that is frosted white on both the interior and exterior, a process that lends an overall effect of softness and ambiance. The pleated structure also takes on an almost textile-like effect and features an internal cone that directs light downwards.
Accenting the characterful shade are two metal rings, a small one at the top that attaches to the upper bracket and a larger one at the lower opening; made from aluminium, they can be lacquered in black, bronze or brass. As each shade is handmade using traditional glassblowing techniques, no two are identical and have slightly varied thickness.
Plissée is hung from three fine steel wires and the drop can be easily adjusted if necessary. Used to create statement-making single-piece or grouped installations, the dimmable pendant beautifully highlights both private and public spaces, including restaurants and hotels.