SWAN, BERNHARD OSANN
Milan Design Week 2021
"I express my ideas through simplified forms, thanks to this aesthetic clarity I communicate the true function of an object and its timeless essence." B.O.On the occasion of Milan Design Week 2021, NEMO presents SWAN: the new project by Bernhard Osann that is part of the Contemporary Collection.
SWAN is a LED wall lamp realised in matt black painted aluminium. Its seemingly simple shape hides a combination of innovation and technique. The arm fixed to the wall can be positioned on the horizontal axis of about 180 ° and, thanks to a balancing system with counterweight, on the vertical axis of 40 °. The counterweight is upholstered in leather Testa di Moro with black stitching details, the light source is adjustable, allowing to further vary the light beam. The reduction of SWAN to its most essential elements accentuates the flexibility of movements and the functionality of the structure:
"I simplify objects and minimize material input to enhance their practicality. Like the cable, which serves as a source of electricity and at the same time is the central element of the mechanism. " Bernhard Osann states, who continues: "SWAN allows you to experience a room in a versatile way and adapt it to the different needs of users. All my projects are dynamic. I playfully incorporate movement, flexibility and balance on different levels to create kinetic objects "
Graphic lines are a feature of all Osann's works, the essential aesthetics of his projects are expressed in relation to the surrounding space even when 'switched off'. SWAN offers targeted and balanced lighting through a design characterized by innovative elements that allow interaction with the user that goes beyond switching on and off.