Frederik Delbart has completed for Belgian manufacturer PER/USE, a collection of lamps with a wooden base and a transparent glass top. The Siblings lamps are based on the concept of clarity, clearly defined by the use of glass, but also by the newest LED-technology that provides a pleasant light. The new design has been awarded with the prestigious Henry van de Velde Label in 2014.
The glass top can be rotated to aim the light beam, creating playful and shiny reflections in the clear glass cone of the lamp top. The reflections delicately accentuate the pure formal lines and the contrast between the shiny glass and matte wooden base.
The Siblings lamps come available in four heights, 23 cm, 120 cm, 50,5 cm and 31,5 cm as wall, floor, table and small table lamp. The base is made of natural wood treated with oil, matte black and matte white.
PER/USE is based in Marke (Kortrijk, Belgium), in a region that has a long history of fine furniture design and production. The new design brand has its roots in the legendary De Coene Kunstwerkstede, an internationally renowned furniture maker founded in 1887. The architect and designer Henry van de Velde was well acquainted with the founders of De Coene. In 1975, De Coene became part of Potteau, an interior design specialist. Tom Potteau, head of the Potteau group since 2003, reinvigorated the De Coene design heritage with the launch of the PER/USE brand in 2013.
About Frederik Delbart
In 2011 Frederik Delbart launched his design studio that is active in different domains such as product design, art direction and consultancy. Respect for nature is always present in the choice of materials and the production process. With a background as certified lighting expert-senior designer for Philips Professional Lighting division, Frederik is passionate about light and has an extended experience in both the architectural as the technical side of lighting. He’s currently teaching design at the renowned La Cambre University in Brussels.
*All images and information courtesy of PER/USE.