Raimond II Tensegrity Floor Lamp (2023)
Made by Moooi
The Raimond Tensegrity Floor Lamp is made from elegant metal, complemented with the sturdy earthiness of wood. Tensegrity is a term that was first described by Buckminster Fuller as an architectural term. It refers to the interconnected wooden structure that uses tension and pressure to keep its shape. The beauty of the Raimond Tensegrity lies not only in its contrasting materials, but also in the trigonometric harmony of both structures.
The Raimond Collection was designed by Raimond Puts. Raimond will always be remembered by Moooi as ‘The man who brought the starry night sky into our homes’. If there is some sort of thread that travelled through the life of Raimond Puts (1937 – 2012) then it must be that of technical engineering. Over the years he experimented with all sorts of shapes & materials. He searched for solutions to the practical problems he encounters with an angel-like patience & determination. His constructions became more refined and by making use of the LED-technique, Raimond found an extremely productive combination. In his work he searched for the ideal integration of beauty & functionality. He always searched for the essence & created with minimal means, achieving maximum results.