CP Lighting is proud to introduce the first foray into 3d printing technology: the CP3d Collection. The CP3d collection
is conceived by internationally acclaimed designer Christopher Poehlmann, digitally realized by studio assistant Casey Gleason and printed using state of the art 3d printing technology. No stranger to the modern reinterpretation of nature, Poehlmann takes an iconic image of a leaf and crafts a series of pendants that elicit the feeling of blowing leaves. An energy efficient LED engine illuminates the cluster of leaves, which capture its light as well as transmit light and shadow to create the perfect mix of mood and function.
LED technology is developing rapidly, but the single most confounding issue from a designer of light’s point of view is that LEDs are inherently directional. How does one deal with a light source that almost exclusively functions as a spot light? Poehlmann started thinking about that challenge around 2009 and has been using carved acrylic in various forms to capture this directed light -- at times directing it into a turned frosted acrylic “light bulb” on the ends of his iconic newGROWTH fixtures, and last year saw the introduction of his Block Pendants and Bessey Sconces using chunks of clear acrylic with sanded edges and carved “wood grain” patterns to capture and disperse the LED light. This year he takes the idea a step further by using 3d printing technology to create shades that absorb and reflect the directed light of the LED -- glowing orbs of swirling leaves that cast beautiful light and shadow.
The full collection will debut at the International Contemporary Furniture Fair, NYC in May, 2014. This will mark the 21st anniversary of CP Lighting’s involvement with the ICFF.
Line voltage LED engine
2700K warm light
ETL and rUL listed LED
Black pendant cable or custom lengths of nickel pipe
Turned aluminum body with nickel cord grip
nickel ceiling canopies
3d printed plastic