Compactly scaled and elegant in its simplicity, the Pixo Lamp (2011) is the work of twin brothers in design, Pablo and Fernando Pardo. Designed to be a personal light, Pixo has a head that rotates 360 degrees and a three-axis articulated stem that tilts 180 degrees to direct light anywhere it’s needed, in addition to high and low settings for further flexibility. Using just five watts, Pixo provides a surprisingly warm, bright light for its size, and its innovative low-energy LEDs have a 50,000-hour life span. Advanced chip-on-board technology allows the 75 LEDs to run cooler, providing consistent, long-lasting and uniform-quality light. As a bonus, the Pardo twins have included a USB port in the base for charging mobile devices. Made in China.
Polycarbonate shade, lens and base cover; liquid-painted aluminum arm or brass and liquid-painted aluminum arm; steel base.
About ten years ago a lamp by Pablo began appearing in hip restaurants in San Francisco and New York. Composed of a tear-drop, cast aluminum body and a sandblasted shade, the Sophie Lamp turned an ordinary table top into a dreamscape for intimate conversations.
Coming from a family of designers, the work of Venezuelan-born Pablo Pardo is deceptively simple, often made from no more than a couple of materials, beautifully crafted and devoid of superflous details. Once in use, however, Pablo's lamps take on a new character that is much more experiential than simply visual. It is the experience rather than the look of an object that Pablo sought in his designs. Read more >