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Strala’s contemporary design lamp CALMARES 1.

Our passion for awakened thoughts, the joy of research and the fascination for the essence of matter are the driving force behind the emergence of our objects. The spirit of Strala is that of a seeker who is constantly challenged to get closer to the cause of the substance and to understand what is hidden CALMARES 1 behind the curtain. Strala pursues the scent of an intriguing idea, not to kill her, but to breathe life into her.
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Where different worlds collide, the frictional forces that we create through our object art & amp; Furniture materialize. Because precisely there, the thought CALMARES 1 is no longer black or white – it is completely free of values. For a fraction of a moment, there is that immediacy which contains neither knowledge nor meaning, and is therefore more sensuous than anything else in the world.

In recent years, Strala has created a unique collection of art objects that is independent of short-lived trends and constraining norms. Strala’s objects are acknowledged and appreciated as timeless, precise and attractive works of art and use. This is Strala’s DNA.

Tom Strala Furniture CALMARES 1

Was born in 1974 in Zurich. He finished his studies of architecture at the ETH in 2001 with distinction. Since 2002 Tom Stala has his own studio and soon afterwards his own exhibition space in the Zürcher Seefeld.
Afterwards, exhibitions were held in prestigious museums, galleries, universities and juridical mandates as well as lectures at the ETH in Zurich, or at the CCA (California College of the Arts) in San Francisco. Strala realized projects for star architects such as Zaha Hadid, Sir Norman Foster, Mario Botta, David Chipperfield and Duke de Meuron, winning the best furniture among other honors such as “Europes Luminaire of the Year” and “AD Choice”.
In the meantime, Strala is regarded as a pioneer of design, which questions established values and generates new ones.

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Strala was founded in 2001 by Tom Strala. The first luminaire series was developed during four years of passionate research. Since 2008, Strala has been organized as a stock company and is continuously intensifying the local and international activities within the arts and architecture. In the meantime, Strala is regarded as a pioneer of design, which questions established values and generates new ones.

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CALMARES 1 2010

Ceiling Lamp

Limited Edition: 15

aluminium white coated

h x w x l = 86 x 150 x 150 cm

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CALMARES 1 2010

Ceiling Lamp

Limited Edition: 15

aluminium white coated

h x w x l = 86 x 150 x 150 cm

What is ugly?

Ugly is the illuminant of CALMARES. A light ring mounted on a rectangular plastic – bulky and clumsy. It’’s the first energy-saving bulb with an electric control gear and usual bulb socket from 1983. CALMARES mutliplies this misshaped energy-saving bulb 73 times and converts this absurd circular shape into a charming light sculpture full of grace. Thus, our perspective on the single energy-saving bulbs is changed and our perceptions and sense of ugliness is transformed.