New “Aro” Pendant Among the Elite Chosen
Leucos USA is hitting the ground running in 2012. The company is pleased to announce that it has been recognized for excellence by The Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design and The European Centre for Architecture and Urban Studies. The prestigious organizations bestowed their GOOD DESIGN award honor upon, not one, but four Leucos brand products. Jorge Pensi’s new Aro light, Danilo De Rossi’s Eghoor-01 and Colage, as well as Marco Piva’s Witch were chosen for their superlative qualities out of a large number of entrants from over 35 nations.
First appearing at Euroluce in Milan, the Aro suspension is new to the U.S. market. Made using Leucos’ time-honored, hand-blown Murano glass techniques, the light is a simple, yet visually impactful suspension piece suitable for nearly any application. Accented with a raised narrow band that runs the length of its circumference, it has a matte white structure with a glass diffuser in either a reflective smoky chrome or glossy black finish. The Aro takes a 60 W T5 circular fluorescent light source. It measures 17.32” in diameter and 7.87” in height.
The other winners are equally as outstanding, each with a style all their own. The Witch blown glass suspension has an enchanting quality as its incandescent light source glows dramatically through its center. It is available in transparent black with black painted metal structure, mirror finish with white painted metal structure or white or gray on chrome plated metal structure. Eghoor-01 is a clean-lined floor lamp, which boasts a white hand-blown glass diffuser. Its unusual yet modern shape gives it a distinctive, futuristic look. The stem and base are composed of compact resin and are finished in a glossy white. Finally, Colage is another artistic work derived from traditional glass blowing techniques. The bas-relief wall fixture features a textured facade. It is composed of a rolled glass base and decorative panel embedded with heat molded glass wires in a silky white/matte white or silky white/ matte grey combination. Colage is ADA compliant and uses compact fluorescent lamps.
+ About Leucos USA
Leucos USA is a family of distinctive lighting brands that include Leucos, ITRE, Luxit and the FDV Collection. Crafted in Italy, all of the Leucos USA products represent the very best blend of traditional hand-blown glass techniques combined with innovative, modern design. While deeply valuing Italian tradition, the Leucos brands continue to explore new and invigorating production methods that make the company a renowned and visionary leader in contemporary glass lighting. Leucos USA specializes in the hospitality, commercial and high-end residential markets. Brand collections include recessed, pendants, table, wall, floor and ceiling fixtures. All lighting fixtures are UL listed. Many pieces are stocked in a 30,000 sq. ft. warehouse located 30 miles south of New York City.