Peugeot Design Lab has created a new range of 3d printed lighting fixtures inspired by the ONYX concept car.
Unveiled for the first time in 2012 at the Paris motor show, the 600 bhp hybrid concept car featured bodywork made of carbon-fibre and copper, while its internal cabin incorporated felt and a special kind of wood made from recycled newspapers dubbed “NewspaperWood”.
Peugeot Design Lab then revealed the ONYX sofa at last year’s Milan Design Week as the first piece in a made to measure furniture collection. The 3-metre long seat was made using carbon-fibre and Volvic volcanic lava stone.
This was followed up with the ONYX chandelier and NewspaperWood lamp, both of which debuted earlier in April of this year at the 2015 Milan Design Week.
The new lamp clusters are the latest designs to join the growing and experimental furniture range. Peugeot designers say the furniture range seeks to explore the concept of mixing “hyper-technological” materials with raw and natural substrates.
“This 3D printed lighting project started life as an experiment by Peugeot Design Lab to see what would happen if we mixed the concept technologies applied to the ONYX chandelier and the mass production technologies of the NewspaperWood lamps. The objective being to see if we could combine the exclusivity and unique forms of a concept product with the accessibility of a mass production lamp,” said head of Peugeot Design Lab, Cathal Loughnane.
Source: Peugeot Design Lab