The Cervantes by Burkhard Dammer for LZF. A Perfect Interplay Between High-Tech and Old-World Design

News Infurma06/09/2016
LZF Cervantes by Burkhard Dämmer 17
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The Cervantes light from LZF is a noble design, one whose form is both splendid and sublime. This truly contemporary lamp is crafted with modern-day skill and technological innovation. At the same time, Cervantes makes reference to a centuries-old Spanish novelist and dramatist, Señor Miguel de Cervantes.

Cervantes is the creation of award-winning German designer Burkhard Dämmer and incorporates a design that emulates the bending and looping effect of ruffs. A garment worn around the neck in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, ruffs were fixed in elaborate figure-of-eight folds and often depicted on paintings of notable and exalted people. It is a painting of Miguel de Cervantes sporting a ruff that inspired Dammer's Cervantes light design.

LZF Cervantes by Burkhard Dämmer 11LZF Cervantes by Burkhard Dämmer 12LZF Cervantes by Burkhard Dämmer 13LZF Cervantes by Burkhard Dämmer 14In producing Cervantes, Burkhard Dammer played with the remarkable pliability of wood veneer in order to fashion a ruff-like pattern into an intriguing latticework of wood strips. For the light, Dammer utilised an embossed luminaire shaped like a concave lens. The wood veneer strips were then set into the luminaire, with their exquisite ruff pattern projecting outwards in a convex manner. These wood strips act as the ideal light diffuser and conceal a powerful LED system. The strong outer metal shell completes the Cervantes design.

LZF Cervantes by Burkhard Dämmer 10LZF Cervantes by Burkhard Dämmer 09LZF Cervantes by Burkhard Dämmer 15Cervantes is the epitome of high-tech lighting design and yet its profile is stately and entirely civilised. In Cervantes we find an air of the Renaissance, a style placing an emphasis on symmetry, proportion and geometry. We can also see a touch of the Baroque, that highly decorative, ornate and elaborate approach to design. With a perfect interplay between high-tech and old-world, Burkhard Dammer has cleverly created a light that exudes warmth and vitality, strength and repose.

Available as a wall or ceiling sconce and a suspension lamp, the noble Cervantes from LZF will feel at home in a myriad of settings: from midcentury-style surroundings to chic and urban spaces. Were he alive, Miguel de Cervantes would doubtless approve.

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