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Created by Spanish designer Patricia Urquiola, Almendra is a modular lighting system with shapes and colours reminiscent of the almond tree from which it takes its name. An ambitious project in terms of design and materials and a synthesis of poetry, and sustainability achieved with the help of sublime design and cutting-edge technology.
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Almendra, the new meaning of natural light
An ambitious project in terms of design and materials and a synthesis of poetry, and sustainability achieved with the help of sublime design and cutting-edge technology. Almendra is available in 3 different models: Almendra Arch, Almendra Organic, which recalls the branches of a tree, and Almendra Linear, composed of modular petals in which 3, 4 or 6 modules can be grouped together.
On the road to sustainability
Almendra complies with the International Sustainability & Carbon Certification (ISCC) protocol and has been designed with sustainability in mind. Its petals and diffusers are made of a special polycarbonate that is derived from a by-product of paper production and no glue is used to assemble the product. Almendra can be completely dissasembled meaning that each part can be recycled.
Modular and adjustable lighting
All Almendra models allow the orientation of the light to be changed during installation. Each petal can be turned in steps of 60º to obtain a different configuration and lighting mood.
Patricia Urquiola has chosen a very natural colour palette inspired by the colours of the almond tree. Beautiful matt finishes such as Off-White, Nude, Ocher, Anthracite are completed with two metallic colours, Bay Blue Metallized and Lilac Metallized.
“Above all, what I like is that an almond is an object with its own temporality. Almendra is the seed and the light, and it lives inside the shell which is like a small house, a space that contains the seed, that protects it. I wanted to explore the energy of almonds. The lamp is still a mechanical object, but in the near future I imagine a light fixture that opens and closes, which has its own mobility.”