Lighting Design Studio Lambert & Fils Launches the Mile Collection
Recently launched at Stockholm Design Week, Lambert & Fils presents The Mile Collection, designed in collaboration with Guillaume Sasseville, Creative Director of Montreal-based
For the Mile, the designers explored the iconic linear suspension light, typically found in offices, workshops and other unadorned, utilitarian spaces. They distilled the classic archetype to its core functionality and reimagined its design as a poetic, sculptural expression both in its form and in the way its light illuminates a space.
“Two extruded bodies connect in an asymmetrical balancing act giving them the illusion of weightlessness. The invisible counterbalances inside the frame create a tension and makes the fixture seem like it’s levitating” - Sasseville
The designers replaced the archetype’s classic use of suspension cables with nylon braided electric cords, intertwining form and function. Typically, linear suspension lights are functional apparatuses that supply precise levels of illumination in workplaces with up and down lighting. The Mile’s design preserves these features but brings them into the decorative realm.
“In every collection, Lambert & Fils aims to stir and tease onlookers’ emotions and memories. The collection’s persistent functional undertones illicit emotional response: it's a new form but at the same time familiar.” - Lambert
The Mile’s strong sculptural presence is suited for both commercial and residential spaces. It was conceived with the possibility of ongoing threading for a seamless and dramatic effect or to be hung as a stand-alone sculptural accent.