The Cord Family is a celebration of form driven by physics. The series began with the Cord Lamp, an exercise to try to simplify Jean Prouvé’s classic Potence lamp by using the fixture's electrical cord in place of the guy wire.
The family utilizes the principle of tensegrity, or floating compression, where the compression of the steel arm resists the tension of the cloth electrical cord to hold the custom ceramic socket aloft.
This careful push and pull balance keeps all of the elements working together. The result is a pleasing symmetry among the structural members.
Featuring hand cast ceramic sockets and finished with candelabra base bulbs.