Ruban Plié Oval

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The Ruban Plié Oval

“My first small collection was called Ruban Plié, which is French for bent steel,” says Jacco Maris of this family of fixtures. The Ruban Plié oval chandelier is a study in the graceful fluidity of manipulated steel. Though it looks ethereal, it is as substantial as chandeliers come, and is available in 6-light, 8-light, 10-light and 12-light versions. The Ruban Plié can be ordered bespoke: think titanic works of art suspended in public spaces!

Specifications

Ruban Plié Oval
Ruban Plié Oval Tech Drawing
Product Name
Ruban Plié Oval
Manufacturer
Jacco Maris 
Environment
Indoor
Shade
Steel
Cord
Clear
Cord Length
6 Feet
Light Source

E12 Torpedo
CFL

6 x 14 Watt
cUL Certified
Yes
Weight Six lights
11 lb.
Eight lights
15 lb.
Ten lights
24 lb.
Twelve lights
33 lb.

Download product specification sheet for a full list of available size and lamping options


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  • Jacco Maris Ruban Plié White Jacco Maris Ruban Plié White
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Designer

FORM Magazine says of this Dutch designer, “For close to 20 years, Jacco Maris has been cooking up inventive, lovely lighting.” Maris’ early interior design education took place in the Utrecht in his home country of The Netherlands. He also spent some time at the Design Academy Eindhoven, a school that nurtures the talents of many of the country’s biggest design stars. In 1994, he launched his own firm, beginning with window displays and then moving into interior design. Maris’s first collection was born when a client asked him to create a light fixture for a room he had designed. His inspiration sprung organically from his life, as he enjoyed taking trips to the scrapyard, where he would gather raw materials for what would become one of his early signature materials: curvy steel. “I bought a roll of metal and found some tubes and other materials at the scrapyard,” he explains. “My first small collection was called Ruban Plié, which is French for bent steel.”

The year was 1996, and Jacco has never looked back, continually pushing the stylistic envelope. Though he’s become known for the elegantly entwined metal sculptures punctuated with light sources, he has pushed into new material territory with his latest releases, such as the Ode 1647 and the Outsider, its shape morphing from a cache of headlights salvaged from Russian tractors he found. This fixture was the biggest departure from his former style. “I’m not trying to make a collection that fits together,” he says. “I am attempting to create a series of icons.” Maris told Architects + Artisans: “We love to create especially beautiful designs with unique materials which complete the living space, both beautiful and functional. And we try to make sure it is a great, timeless choice because we only love to create lights that stay.” Considering the praise by the media, he's done just that!

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Reviews

 

Light, fluid, melodious, ethereal, playful, elegant, sturdy, classic and contemporary are words that come to mind when I see this wonderful Ruban Plie chandelier by Jacco Maris. When I enter a room I want to be taken by surprise. I want to see something that captivates me in a dramatic yet non-alarming way. I look for surprises and I look for unique. The Ruban Plie is just that. Graceful, sturdy, fluid like a bird in midflight. Edgy and modern with a strong and pleasant visual that pulls you in to this flight of fancy. Contemporary in her lines. Classic in her lines. Modern yet timeless, her lines can easily complement any setting, and any style. When I walk into a room I look for something that not only grabs my attention, but holds it. The Ruban Plie mesmerizes me!

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