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Silo

Lambert & Fils

Silo is a new modular lighting collection by Lambert & Fils that inhabits many worlds at once, creating a striking metaphor for duality. Mysterious yet inviting, the true magic lies in how its rhythmic curves shape light and space around it. Made using custom aluminum extrusions, the modular uplight-downlight creates a theatrical yet sleek composition.

Theatrical,
Sleek, Striking.

Named after the historic grain silos lining Montreal’s Old Port, the vertical shapes take cues from brutalist architecture, recalling visions of concrete towers, cityscapes or metallic wind instruments.

As compelling when turned off as illuminated, Silo plays with negative space and reflection to magnify its surroundings, all while retaining exquisite simplicity.

The collection reinterprets the age-old extrusion manufacturing process, uniting light and material to spark something larger than their single form.

The different shapes of the Silo act as an alphabet. Made and cut from 10’ custom aluminum extrusions, each can stand alone or grouped in a cluster, forming their own language.

Available in the standard colour gradients, the Silo introduces three new finishes – mirrored polished aluminum, tumbled aluminum, and glossy oxblood. Held up by aircraft wires, Silo is at once weightless and commanding.

Silo’s composition of extrusions and exposed seams offer continuity to the shape, creating a rhythmic pattern.

Abundant in Quebec, aluminum is lightweight yet strong. Much like the Silo collection, its impact is at once understated and refined.

Similar to pushing play-doh or pasta through a press, the Silo’s extrusion process involves pushing aluminum through a die, driving the metal to take whatever shape the die demands.

While the extrusion process embodies the brutalism of manufacturing, its subsequent treatment brings human craftsmanship back to the forefront of its design.

The Silo is both industrial and carefully handmade.

 

The Silo table brings the architectural extrusion of the Silo close to you. Both playful and theatrical, it is a sculptural object that is accessible to touch.

The Silo wall is designed to create both a volumetric and luminous rhythm on the wall. Its height balances its linear geometry, making it discreet and effective, whether off or illuminated.

The Silo floor is a sculptural take on the flare light. The lamp is placed on a base that borrows the language of the plinth to amplify the presence of its extrusion.

The Silo Atelier. Create a custom chandelier by choosing from the suspension series.

This timeless collection is sure to summon both freshness and gravitas to any environment.

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More details available mid/late June