The Beam pendant version of Johan Carpner’s classic circular light has a mounting stem, making it an adjustable asset in a space—think of it in a chic restaurant where directing light is a must or a bar where light direction and intensity create the all-important ambiance. Three mounting-stem lengths are standard and other lengths are available upon request. The bright red painted aluminum and metal fixture has a matte acrylic diffuser. The Beam is included in our ECCO Collection of Performance-Driven Office + Retail Lighting. ECCO, an acronym for [E]nergy-efficient, [C]ompliant for [C]ommercial [O]rnamentation, is a collection of light fixtures built to enhance the architectural attributes of commercial, office or retail settings.
- Product Name
- Beam Pendant
- Light Source
GU24 Spiral1 x 26 Watt
- cUL Certified
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- Zero Beam Pendant Black
- Zero Beam Pendant Red
- Zero Beam Pendant White
Stockholm-based designer Johan Carpner was educated at University College of Arts, Crafts and Design, or Konstfack, in Stockholm, and has won a number of awards, including Residence magazine’s Designaward and a nod from the Stiftlesen Marianne & Sigvard Bernadottes Arts Foundation. Dwell magazine says of Carpner’s work, “He pulls inspiration from nature, and from grids he finds within the repetitive nature of trees and foliage.” And Bradley Quinn, writing for Nordic Reach, says, “The beauty of Johan Carpner’s work lies in the way it moves. Not movement as in coaxing three-dimensional depth out of a flat surface, but movement in terms of how easily his style flows between the intense lucidity of his graphic designs and the haunting expressiveness of his textiles.”
Quinn credits Carpner’s decade of working as a graphic designer for his dexterity with patterns and motifs. The designer puts his attraction to elemental symbolism this way: "I’ve always been fascinated by how people try to tame nature despite knowing they’ll never actually succeed. It’s the wildness in nature that gives it its beauty. I like capturing the inexpressible and the untamable, because to me, that’s realism, and that’s what tests the boundaries of pattern-drawing.” Quinn’s post, “To capture the untamable,” is beautifully written and definitely worthy of a click through. The Beam by Carpner is, too.
I love Johan Carpner’s Beam Pendant Light by Zero in Matte Black. This chic design is so bold, smooth and clean given there are no unsightly wires, and the adjustability of the fixture allows you to focus the light on important details. Don’t you think this seems like a function that would get a lot of use? I certainly do. Another aspect that makes this my favorite is the fact that you don’t directly see the light source, which is something of a ‘pet peeve’ of mine—likely because I am continually dealing with light (too much of it or the lack thereof) in my work. The diffuser screen does the trick to keep one from getting a blast of direct light into the eye; instead you get a soft yet powerful ‘radiance’ of light to illuminate your space and all of the special elements in it.