Inspiration for a design can come from anywhere and it’s what both launches and drives the project, but what I find most interesting is the narrative that it creates! Sometimes inspiration comes from the most unlikely of sources, which is the case for this design where it was found during the repairs that were needed after the 2009 L’Aquila earthquake, more specifically, the mechanism that stabilized the damaged buildings.
Using this mechanism, the appropriately named Xtension Light can extend from 1500mm to 3000mm, and thanks to its spherical latch points, it is able to be securely fastened in any household room and onto any surface. Its extensive dimensions and bold design enables this light to really become a part of the room’s architecture as opposed to an item of furniture!
Extension also has a party trick! As the LEDs are programmable, it can become a signal light for occupied washrooms or indicate directions of intended travel, making it ideal for use in both a commercial and domestic environment!
The Extension is a winner of the A’ Design Award for the year 2018.
Designer: Andrea Cingoli of CONCEPTICON