Héctor Serrano Friday 15 Apr 2011

A light inspired by old armours.

A perfect combination of decorative and pleasant direct light that gives character to any space. A very feminine form that comes alive when the light escapes in a gentle way out through the different layers, creating an interesting game of light and shadow.

The layers, cut on thin steel sheet and lacquer on white, give a delicate feel and at the same time reflects the light perfectly while low energy lights bulbs ensure great intensity of light with minimum energy consumption.

Hector Serrano says "The first time that Carmen came to my mind was while watching the film "Kingdom of Heaven" directed by Ridley Scott. One of the main characters, Saladin, was wearing a beautiful armour made of a multitude of metal disks that created an intriguing and beautiful pattern that captured my imagination. The next day I drew very quickly what was the first sketch of the light. ... FontanaArte loved the idea ... and worked side by side on development."

The family is composed of a table version, two floor versions and a hanging version.

Carmen Table Diffuser in white polished painted metal. Stem and base in white polished painted metal.
Size: Ø 51 x 75 h
Lighting source: 3x52W (HA) ES o 3x20W (FL) E27 + dimmer

Carmen Floor Diffuser, stem and base in white polished painted metal. Lower diffuser disc in satin methacrylate.
Size: Ø 51 x 178 h
Lighting source: 3x70W (HA) ES o 3x20W (FL) E27 + 1x2160W (HA) ES R7s + dimmer
Diffuser and stem in white polished painted metal. Base in white concrete. Lower diffuser disc in satin methacrylate.
Size: base 68 x 54 x 29 -­ 225 x 245 h
Lighting source: 3x70W (HA) ES o 3x20W (FL) E27 + dimmer

Carmen Suspension Diffuser in white polished painted metal. Adjustable hanging cables in steel. Lower diffuser disc in satin methacrylate.
Size: Ø 51 x 33 h + max 200 cable
Lighting source: 3x70W (HA) ES or 3x20W (FL) E27

designer biog

Héctor Serrano

Design office founded by Héctor Serrano in London in 2000. The studio's activities are divided into product and laboratory work. Clients include Gandia Blasco, Roca, ICEX Spanish Ministry of Industry, Tourism and Trade, Droog, Metalarte, La Casa Encendida (Caja Madrid) and Valencia city council among others. Héctor studied Industrial Design in Valencia before moving to London to study a master's degree in Product Design at The Royal College of Art.