Lately I feel very happy seeing various objects being designed simply with the use of everyday objects or materials with thoughtful, yet simple techniques. Ideas come and go in our brains, millions of images are seen daily, and some of us focus on the image and take it under consideration. Other times these images become ideas which are transformed into reality. BEplusHAVE is the gap between the idea and the consideration; it is the space between eyes and focus. Asymmetry is how BEplusHAVE tends to see real symmetry.
ARQ Lamp by Italian designer Potemine Ilia for BEplusHAVE uses two simple materials such as PVC pipes and a single piece of wood which make this thoughtful floor luminaire. The luminaire base is made of a single piece of wood. The wood has been left untouched and is full of cracks and imperfections created by nature which in their own way have a unique perfection! Each luminaire base weighs approximately 25 kilograms. Two holes have been drilled in the wood, one allows the electricity to pass into the base and the other holds the PVC pipe.
The suspension piece is made out of PVC pipes and spray painted with white water based coating. The form might be familiar, but it is very intriguing to see new applications and new concepts being applied from already existing forms. According to the designer, the concept originated from the need to combine two materials which are not connected between them and are originally used for different works.