La Grande Enorme — the name is a bit of a giveaway really. This is a BIG light! Here is a wall version made up of just oneof the lighting bodies:
It is 620mm long. I hope that this picture of two of the table versions gives a sense of their scale:
It was put into production by the bravest design-led company of all — Anthologie Quartett — having been designed by Reinhard Dienes. He talks about ”the distintive feature of the la Grande lighting series …[being] its unusual lamp shade, a combination of highly traditional product engineering and (initially) irritating dimensioning in harmony with bold colouring.”
It is the “( initially) irritating dimensioning” that really makes this design stand out: it seems bold, unapologetic — even reckless. On the other hand, the main component is just a lampshade….
But it is no one-trick pony. The big shades can all be moved; here is another wall version in a completely different position to the one above:
The cotton shades come in a wide range of colours:
and can be lined in silver or gold (or with a clear layer that lets the cotton show through).
The colours can be mix’n'matched, as in the picture at the head of this post, or here, where there are four wall versions in a row:
The free-standing version can be used on a table or — given its size — on the floor. You can see that they have quite a personality: these ones below could be a group of extra-terrestrials, some of them less shy than the others….
And these ones look like tourists lost in Oxford:
There are other pendant light versions with fewer lighting bodies:
This is a bold and exciting range of lights. So, if you have bold and exciting clients (with a suitable space), maybe you could propose La Grande!