Table light designed for Luceplan by Daniel Rybakken,
presented at Euroluce, Milan 2013.
Ascent uses the same archetypical head found on
Counterbalance (Luceplan 2012), mounted on a slender
vertical stem. By moving the head along the stem, the
light intensity goes from being turned off at the
bottom position, to gradually ascending to the full light
output at the top. This gives the user control over not
only the light intensity, but also the spread of the light.
The visual elements of Ascent are all recognizable, from
the classic head to the round stem, but it is the way you
use Ascent that makes it different from existing lights.
The gesture of sliding the head upwards for more light
and down for less is a conceptual idea, but at the same
time an action that feels natural.
Ascent comes in two versions, with an anchor bolt for
tables, or with a base. The anchor bolt is made impact
resistant by having a co-molding of steel and rubber in the
base, allowing up to 15 degree of tilt of the stem. As to
protecting the inner mechanics and electronics the head is
made to rotate freely. These measures make Ascent suitable
for larger public spaces as well as for domestic use.
Head in aluminium, stem in technopolymer,
10W LED – 2700K light source.