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A monolithic concrete floor lamp as a statement against cheap and disposable seasonal furniture.
Betonia Colonia is a monolithic concrete floor lamp that exudes a sense of minimalistic elegance. Its sleek cuboid shape measures 100 x 18 x 18 cm (40" x 7" x 7"), making it the perfect addition to any modern or contemporary space. The illuminant is a fluorescent tube that is introduced into the cuboid via a glass slide and a system of bars, providing ample light to brighten up any room. The lamp is powered by a 230V AC cable, which also connects it to a foot switch for easy on and off control. Once switched on, the lamp emits a thin strip of light that creates the illusion of the cuboid being divided. This glistening light prises the column up and illuminates the dark room like light that blazes through a crack in the door, providing a warm and inviting ambiance. The Betonia Colonia floor lamp is not only a functional piece of lighting equipment but also a piece of art that adds a touch of elegance to any space.
This lamp was prototyped together with Tim Wübben and was designed as a counteract to the omnipresent loss of commitment that is generated by disposable furniture and cheap articles. The basic idea behind the design is to create furniture that one has to decide for consciously as it is made out of solid concrete, which is a durable and long-lasting material. The Betonia Colonia floor lamp is a statement piece that will be treasured for years to come.
The left image shows a Photoshop visualisation that was used as a motive for a flyer to advertise the project. The image on the right shows Felix’s first concept drawing.