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A Light Touch: Viaduct Launches New Products by Astep & MA/U Studio

By Francesca Moutafis on November 23, 2016 in Launches, Retail, Viaduct
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Astep proves lighting design truly is in their DNA with bio-ethanol fueled Candela whilst MA/A studio reveal R.I.G – an adaptable shelving system responding to today’s evolving spaces. 

Lighting design aficionado’s Astep marked their foray onto the design scene with Candela. Designed by Francisco Gomez Paz, flame powered Candela uses bio-ethanol to provide illumination whilst simultaneously charging a mobile phone – pairing flawless design with forward-thinking technology.

Astep follows a lineage of master Italian lighting designers and manufacturers. For founder Alessandro Sarfatti it really is a family affair, his grandfather was the brains behind Arteluce, founded in 1939, the brand is synonymous with expertly crafted and innovative Italian lighting, holding iconic status within luminary design. Sarfatti is keen to keep their spirit and ethos alive, recycling key elements from Arteluce’s catalog of designs, whilst simultaneously employing new found technologies. 

Returning to the fundamentals of functional design, Danish brand MA/U studio showcased ‘R.I.G’ their adaptable modular shelving system, newly available in brass and colours. R.I.G places emphasis on smart methods of construction and materiality. The design boasts stripped back aesthetics, “generic in appearance”, and versatile in use.

Frederiksberg based MA/U Studio instills multi-functionality into each of their products, creating furniture which adapts to the constantly evolving nature of contemporary spaces. R.I.G is available to purchase in matt black, white, red or yellow powder-coated steel with a range of shelf finishes from glass to wood.

Visit www.viaduct.co.uk to find out more
Exhibition continues 9 – 26 November 2016
Viaduct, 1-10 Summers Street, London, EC1R 5BD
Weekdays 09:30 – 18:00
Saturdays 10:30 – 16:00

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