During Milan design week 2016, New York-based design studio Apparatus debuts two lighting series — ‘circuit’ and ‘tassel‘ — alongside an extension to the ‘portal’ line in marble. 


Conceived as an interplay between movement, shape and materials, the products reflect the brand’s contemporary approach to classic aesthetics  while the ‘circuit’ lamps echo the themes of rhythm and layering, the ‘tassel’ luminaries add ornamental and decorative elements to the studio’s existing catalog additionally, by continuing the ‘portal’ series, the new tables in marble add a sense of gravity and permanence to the design.


The Circuit collection comes with a glass glowing capsule enclosed in brass shade organized in varying arrangements. They can be best described as timeless especially with the graphic existence it can provide to any place.

The Tassel series is like a crystal pendant since each glass is suspended freely from rings made out of brass. Its produced light is exaggerated with the filters done by the mold blown glass cylinders.

Apparatus is a line of fixtures made by Gabriel Hendifar along with partner Jeremy Anderson. They are aimed to offer a tailored service to be able meet customized needs and other detailed specifications. Check out more information about the line at the Apparatus Studio website.


I think what is so interesting about our two new collections of lighting is how opposed they are in inspiration,’ says creative director Gabriel Hendifar. the circuit series feels very much from the future, with repeating units presented in a matter of fact way that draws on the work of dan flavin. conversely, in creating the tassel series I wanted to capture the feeling of wonderment I remember feeling as a child when looking at the traditional crystal chandeliers that were hung in our home. So much of our process as a studio has been about opposing that purely decorative impulse, I thought it would be interesting to embrace that impulse through a modern lens.’



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