Cirque embraces monochromatic cool
Meet Cirque’s softer side. Clara von Zweigbergk’s whimsical Cirque pendant makes a new appearance – shedding its original, bright colour stripes for subtle grey gradients that highlight the lamp’s unforgettable form.
Why not get a little playful?
“You can gaze up into the lamp and imagine that you are beneath a hot-air balloon,” says Cirque’s Swedish designer, Clara von Zweigbergk.
Inspired by a visit to Copenhagen’s Tivoli gardens and amusement park – where carousels, spaceships, and other spinning objects fill the air – the colourful Cirque pendant has been an adventurous design since its 2016 launch. Now, von Zweigbergk’s dynamic form is exploring new territory in a quintessentially Scandinavian palette of soft grey tones.
Compared to the original, colourful versions, the new, grey Cirque further accentuates the contours of von Zweigbergk’s distinctive shape. Perfectly applied bands of gradient greys give the impression that the pendant is spinning in mid-air, just as von Zweigbergk hoped.
Enchanting contour, colour and light
Cirque provides beautiful, soft and atmospheric lighting, its distinctive form and matt white interior ensuring direct, downward light distribution.
Clara Von Zweigbergk also points to a special reflective effect: “When you hang the pendant over a surface, the light reflects back from that surface both into the surroundings and onto the lamp itself, resulting in yet another colour combination on the lamp’s contours.”
While its matt, painted finish creates a soft look and feel, the pendant is in fact made of aluminium. Sturdy and easy to maintain, the design is ideal for kitchens (particularly above tables, bars or islands), children’s bedrooms, entryways, and living and dining areas. The pendant can be hung individually or suspended in rows or clusters.
Clara von Zweigbergk was born in Stockholm, Sweden and studied graphic design and illustration at Beckmans School of Design in Stockholm and the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, USA. After five years as a founder and partner in Rivieran, a Stockholm based multi-disciplinary design studio, followed by four years as a senior graphic designer at Lissoni Associati in Milan, she opened her studio in Stockholm. Here, she works with graphics and design involving paper, colour, typography and form. Her projects include visual identities, photo art direction, and a growing series of products.
Design to Shape Light
Louis Poulsen has always sought, not only to design lamps, but also to shape light and create an atmosphere that makes people feel good, both in- and outdoors. The shape of light creates space and our products should live harmoniously within the space they define - indirect, soft and inviting.