Influenced by the Christchurch earthquakes and the subsequent CBD architecture, with new buildings being erected next to existing buildings, Nuevo Vell (meaning ‘old new’ in Catalan Spanish) represents new beginnings for Christchurch, but still cherishing the past. This concept has been taken and designed into a pendant light, with the emphasis of Formica being the main material used. The current Formica collection is shown on the outside, with Silver Strata in gloss finish symbolizing the original designs of the company, again reflecting new and old.
The design will refract light onto the walls in graceful vertical stripes, perfect for an area requiring emphasis. The cool light from the LED bulb is not only cost efficient but environmentally friendly.