Last Thursday, Plumen and Formaliz3d unveiled the Kayan – a brand new customised product created through an exciting first collaboration between our two brands.
The Kayan 3D shade was specially developed to fit the smaller Plumen models through customised 3D modelling and printing and is effectively Plumen’s first step into this promising new technology.
The new products will be on display at the Milan Design Week and gives us the chance to delve into the story behind this collaboration.
The three industrial designers behind the Kayan – Matteo Meraldi, Simone Colombo and Dario Sartori came together at university and, soon after graduating, founded Formaliz3d. Their brand focuses on producing lamps, furnishings and accessories for the fashion industry through 3D Printing and made their first big break through their distinct Rumbles shade range.
Plumen set the ball rolling with this new partnership after seeing Formaliz3d’s Rumbles range online. We instantly loved what he saw and approached the Milan based brand about a possible partnership.
Within just a few days of contacting Formaliz3d, we received printed design concepts at our studio that we could test and sample with Plumen bulbs. After a couple of rounds of changes The Rumbles had a new cousin and the Baby Plumen 001 and Plumen 002 a new inspiring playmate.
The simplicity of the Kayan’s shape complements the elegant design of the Plumen Baby and 002 bulbs to create a perfect fit! The Kayan epitomises the Rumbles range with its simple elegant shape and punctured edges which produce not only a stylish lamp but also a visually stunning lighting effect.
We love the idea of 3D printing and the prospects it gives us as a design brand to create a truly individual product as well as giving us the chance to work with innovative design brands like Formaliz3d. Hopefully this is just a glimpse of what we can achieve together!
Formaliz3d will show Kayan for the first time at Fuorisalone 2015 during Milan Design Week from the 14 -19 April 2015. Visit them at 30 Tortona Street from 10AM – 7PM. The set is now available to buy at Plumen.com. Click here to visit the UK webstore or here to visit the webstore in Europe.