IRO Keeps turning heads

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Our eye-catching Iro pendant light rotates on a single axis to cast a beam of light in any desired direction. Designed by German duo Zinke / Carpenter, it is manufactured in Australia as part of our successful ISM Sparks mentoring program.

Designers Christian Zinke and Robin Carpenter met during their studies at the University of the Arts Berlin and founded their design studio Zinke/Carpenter in 2004. The Iro pendant was their first design to be shown in an international fair but since then, they have worked with clients such as Bugatti and Atari and continue to create inspiring designs both individually and as a team.

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Conceptually, Iro was designed as an ‘eye’ that rotates.  The pendant was at concept stage when it captured our attention at the Salone Satellite exhibition at Milan Design Fair in 2005.

We began collaborating with Zinke /Carpenter as part of our ISM Sparks mentoring program, which was formed in 2005 to foster emerging talent in lighting design. Based on this we   licenced the Iro pendant design and began manufacturing in Australia, exclusively for Sparks.

Crafted from slip cast ceramic with an elegant, tactile finish, the Iro pendant features a single slot at the top to ensure the direction of light remains set in the desired direction until repositioned.

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