Kuula the new table lamp signed Thonet, Perfect combination of Scandinavian charm and history of German design.
designed by Uli Budde, the new KUULA sphere, perfect in shape, completes the already vast range of solutions for private and public interiors. Result of the collaboration between the Frankenberg company and Oligo, a manufacturer of lamps, this new creation stands out for its minimalist design.
The elegant, mouth-blown glass sphere rests on a slender aluminum base, recalling an ever-present Bauhaus style and, at the same time, the typical lights that illuminate the windowsills of the Scandinavian windows. The KUULA table lamp is technically avant-garde: the high energy efficiency LED nicely illuminates the room with a warm white light developing a brightness of well 1000 Lumen.
The light turns on, off and modulates in a simple and fun way by means of the specific terminal sleeve which also represents an interesting aesthetic element.
The new lamp, designed by the designer Uli Budde on behalf of Thonet, a company that has always been strongly linked to the Bauhaus philosophy, is the answer to an intriguing question: what form and function would a lamp created by a Bauhaus designer using the technology of today?
"The Uli Budde project impressed us immediately. It was love at first sight for this object that cleverly mixes an exciting lighting effect, minimalist design, fascinating technology and playful use ", says Thorsten Muck, CEO of Thonet. KUULA in Finnish means "sphere" and the minimalist and light glass sphere is the distinctive and iconic sign of this lamp. The sphere seems to be suspended on the base and its brightness can be continuously modulated to adapt to individual needs. A special glass lens studied exclusively for this lamp allows to distribute the light on the opalescent part of the globe, illuminating the environment effectively without dazzling. On the sanded part of the glass an invisible film is applied that prevents any fingerprints from being imprinted on the surface.
Thonet, a company specializing in furniture production, immediately realized that the realization of such an ambitious project required a competent partner in the lighting sector. This is how the collaboration with Oligo, a German company that creates, in the factory near Bonn, mainly handmade products and shares with the Frankenberg company values such as sustainable use of resources, very high quality standards, craftsmanship and great technical expertise . Oligo's contribution in terms of design and production was so valuable that the two partners decided not only to use their distribution channels, but also to apply both logos.