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A Sleek Suspension: The Sainte Collection by Lambert & Fils in Collaboration with Rachel Bussin

A Sleek Suspension: The Sainte Collection by Lambert & Fils in Collaboration with Rachel Bussin

Photographs by Arseni Khamzin for Lambert & Fils © November 2019

Our second FestiveNESS pick is the SAINTE Collection by Lambert & Fils in collaboration with Rachel Bussin. The collection is an elegant look at a powerful force: gravity. It balances opposing forces in a suspended harmony bringing a sense of intimacy and impact.

Photographs by Arseni Khamzin for Lambert & Fils © November 2019

Ph. Arseni Khamzin for Lambert & Fils © November 2019

The Sainte Collection by Lambert & Fils in Collaboration with Rachel Bussin

Sainte is a collection about the forces that anchor us—a suspension light in dialog with gravity. Streamlined yet impactful, it reimagines the archetypal rectangle in colorful glass—an elegant mass floating in space and supported by robust nylon ribbon.

Presented for the first time in the Caffè Populaire, the award-nominated 2019 Fuorisalone pop-up café proposed by Lambert & Fils and DWA Design Studio, Sainte now makes its official debut for the international market. Sainte is a collaboration between Lambert & Fils and former lead designer Rachel Bussin. The design evolved from Lambert & Fils founder Samuel Lambert’s urge to work with glass in a new way, invoking industrial materials like nylon straps and glass tubes. Together, he and Bussin built around these components, finessing Sainte’s design for more than a year and eventually unveiling the collection’s Atelier version at Milan Fuorisalone. Following the exhibition, the collection’s Classic Series was developed, offering the same lighting designs carefully scaled for smaller spaces.

It is a dance of contrasting materials and an equilibrium of opposing forces. Powered by a flat wire embedded within a nylon strap, Sainte anchors carry a casual, contemporary spirit: an everyday material flirting with its graceful, minimalist center. An aluminum box rests within the transparent glass—a visual intrigue with the capacity to cast light up or down depending on the desired mood. Nine models come together to create a scalable collection optimized for both residential interiors as well as loftier commercial spaces. The form can suspend from any angle and height, and in multiples, offering the excitement of infinite architectures and possibilities.

Ph. Arseni Khamzin for Lambert & Fils © November 2019

DATE: International Launch, Classic Model November 2019, Atelier Model, April 2019 / MATERIALS: Tinted float glass body Black or beige nylon ribbon Aluminum polished light block and ceiling anchors PMMA frosted diffuser LIGHT SOURCE:  LED array, integrated, power consumption: 19.3W / COLOR TEMPERATURE: 2700k, 3000k, dim to warm / TEXT: Courtesy Lambert & Fils / PHOTOS: Arseni Khamzin

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