Design, innovation and recyclability: new frontiers for greener lightingContardi Lighting, Italian brand internationally recognised for developing large-scale custom lighting solutions and projects in the luxury and hospitality sectors bearing the signatures of some of the world’s most prestigious architectural firms, presents Air, a result of the exciting and ecology-conscious collaboration with designer Adam Tihany.
suspension lamp with contemporary lines, Air stands out for its simple and refineddesignAdam Tihany appreciates Contardi’s sartorial approach, its archi-decorative functional-aesthetic code, the attention to the theme of sustainability, and the company’s extraordinary technical know-how.Air, as inspiration for the design of a product, is a vast and elusive concept. Invisible, light, and substantial at the same time, air is an absolutely essential element for life on the planet. Air, made of 100% recyclable material, allows the surrounding air to flow freely through its artistic cuts. The light sources evoke the perception of floating both upwards and downwards, reminding us that light is perhaps the only material that escapes the gravitational laws.”– Adam D. Tihany, designerThe definition of ecological lighting does not necessarily relate to a specific product or a solution, but rather represents the set of characteristics that allow the lamp to contribute to reducing the negative effects on the planet, thanks to properties that it must necessarily possess, such as respect for energy efficiency standards, choice of sustainable energy sources, and selection of materials used. This is the preliminary reflection underlying the design of Air, a concept that transcends product categories and solutions, to favour a holistic interpretation of sustainability, in which every aspect concerning the life of the product, from the production process to the packaging, contributes to reducing its impact on the planet.”– Massimo Brigandì, managing director Contardi LightingAir employs an energy-efficient light source, housed in an innovative and totally sustainable material framework. The suspended body of Air is in fact made of Green Cast®, a 100% recycled and recyclable acrylic material.
In Air, the support for the diffuser and the two lampshades, whose parabolic structure embodies our desire to transform the luminous body into a functional, elegant and decorative piece of furniture, is therefore made in a way that drastically reduces the number of raw materials used in the production process. Moreover, the cream-coloured finish is addedwhile creating the structure itself, to further lessen the environmental impact usually generated by the lacquering phase: this results in a truly eco-sustainable constructiondecoration.
Air expresses in its purest essence the archi-decorative quality of Contardi’s lights, combined with the company’s constant drive towards product and process innovation – as well as with the commitment to drastically reduce the waste of materials through high-intensity lightingcreative ingenuity, and low environmental impact.

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