Carbon 451 lamp by Marcus Tremonto

published in: Design By Apostolos Mitsios, 10 November 2009

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Marcus Tremonto simply cannot sustain his creativity and we at yatzer can’t help but follow his adventures.  Yatzereaders have already enjoyed in the past several of his “lightworks”, finding out that he always has a special way to surprise us.  This time is all about Carbon 451 lamp, his latest project that was originally showed at Firenze during Super Design exhibition.  The responsible for the birth of the lamp is usual suspect, gallery owner and culture agitator Patrick Brillet that asked Tremonto to use his imagination in order to create a lamp out of carbon fiber. It seems that the designer was easily convinced to utilize the best of the material’s physical properties, its strength and lightness.

Image Courtesy of Marcus Tremonto

Tremonto points out that the complexity of curves and required thinness of his carbon lamp could not be duplicated in any other material while still maintaining its ability to support itself completely. The curves of Carbon 451 are seductive indeed, producing the effect of soft ice-cream leaking from the roof!  Carbon 451 was such a success that his creator is thinking to continue working on another monumental hanging light and a table, again keeping in mind these same properties to achieve illusions in form and weight. Carbon 451 can be viewed by appointment with Patrick Brillet at The Apartment in Notting Hill, London.

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About Marcus Tremonto

Artist/designer Marcus Tremonto received international recognition and acclaim for his innovative limited edition "Lightworks" pieces which were exhibited in New York at Phillips De Pury and Company in 2007. Following his one man show he was chosen for the coveted Swarovski Crystal Palace in Milan 2008. He exhibits internationally from Milanʼs Salone del Mobile to The Pavillon des Art et du Design in Paris and during Frieze Art in London; his work is featured in many publications such as The New York Times, Case da Abitare, Domus, Connaisance des Arts and Blueprint.

Founding his New York based design studio, Treluce Studios, with wife and partner Monica Tremonto in 2002, the studio is a collaborative which focuses on product driven concepts based on re-contextualizing,re-purposing and re-imaging traditional designs with new design philosophies. Works range from jewelry and objects to furniture and lighting.

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