Taking its name from the Italian word for a ‘quaver’ or ‘eighth’, the design reflects the dynamism of the musical note in its slender frame, which dispels washes of light upwards across the wall and ceiling. Croma is the fourth lamp designed by Luca Nichetto for Lodes, following the launches of Jefferson, the Bohemian crystal suspension presented at Euroluce 2019, Easy Peasy, the portable table lamp, and more recently, the Aile wall lamp.
This new product is suitable for a variety of environments, including residential, hotel and hospitality. Despite its slim frame, the light output is powerful and casts a wide ray of light. Reaching 186cm in total, the lamp features a conical base that provides stability, along with a sleek, tall extension that almost disappears as it diffuses a soft rising glow.
In the typical Lodes style, the design prioritises the user’s relationship with its functional touchpoints. Challenging the more traditional choice for most standing lamps, Nichetto decided against a floor power switch. Instead, Croma features a ring positioned halfway up the stem which allows the user to switch the LED module on and off, and to utilise its dim to warm function, which ranges from 2200 to 3200 kelvin.
Croma, Dim-to-warm from 2200 to 3200 kelvin.
Croma, Dim-to-warm function
‘Croma is the result of both my studio’s continued collaboration with Lodes and our shared approach to experience and function. We carefully consider all the ways our projects might be used, shaping their production, practicality and functionality to ensure the enjoyment of the user’.