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Lighting


When lighting strikes


At September’s 100% Design exhibition at London’s Earls Court, one particular lighting product went down a storm with visitors. Tomorrow’s FM Sub-Editor Stewart Darkin found out what all the fuss was about.


At MyYour UK’s showroom deep in the Cheshire countryside, the clouds are gathering over the indoor displays. But there’s no risk of a downpour, or even ‘that fine rain’ so familiar to England’s North West, just clean, bright, even light.


When the creative team at MyYour’s head office in Padova, Italy continued experimenting with innovative shapes and mouldings for lighting, designer Paolo De Lucchi created the néfos pendant light; a stunning, lightweight illuminated cloud.


Available in three colours and two sizes, the largest of which is


nearly six feet long, the néfos weighs in at no more than 10kg and can be used indoors or out. The discreet cable fixings are barely visible from below, adding to the sense that the light is floating like a cloud. In fact, the name ‘néfos’ derives from the ancient Greek meaning for cloud.


Produced from rotationally moulded polyethylene and using only low energy light bulbs, the néfos is also an environmentally friendly product and comparatively inexpensive to run. Aesthetically, it can be used to stunning effect against a contrasting ceiling or background, to create a ‘cloudscape’, or as an eye- catching individual architectural statement.


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