Quasar is a wireless and portable indoor-outdoor lamp perfectly in line with Petite Friture's values. This vibrant and creative design uses contemporary materials, anodized aluminium. Each color is paired with its own unique cord for a bit of playfulness and so that the lamp can be easily hung and moved about.
Perfect both indoors and outdoors, it features a warmth dimmer so it can be placed in any room around the home: For the indoors it can give a desk or living room area extra personality, or be used as a calming nightlight on a child’s bedside table. Outside it brightens up an outdoor patio, veranda, or pool area. Quasar’s cord and battery life make it a truly portable piece that can be moved about throughout the day or even hung from an outdoor pergola if need be.
TECHNICAL FEATURES THAT SHOW THE QUALITY BEHIND THE DESIGN
High-quality materials make for a sustainable, resistant lamp made out of anodized aluminium:
- A warmth dimmer with three light settings.
- An ideal lamp for contract projects.
- Five colors that work well together
About the designer: SAMY RIO
Samy Rio is a designer based in Arles, in the south of France. Samy Rio trained as a cabinet-maker for four years before enrolling at ENSCI (French National School of Industrial Creation) in Paris where he studied industrial design for five years. The duality of his training helped Samy bring together the worlds of industry and craftsmanship in his designs, now seeing the two as complementary and interdependent. Upon graduating from ENSCI les Ateliers in October, 2014, he was awarded special recognition form the jury for his exploratory work into the industrialisation bamboo tubes.
In July 2015, he won the Villa Noailles Design Parade 10 Grand Prize for the same design project. He has since taken on numerous residencies at places including the CIRVA in Marseille, the Cité de céramique in Sèvres, and the NTCRI in Taiwan. In 2020, he was appointed curator and exhibit designer of the very first design exhibition at the Louvre Lens museum.
Throughout his various residencies working with glass, ceramics, wood, and bamboo, he has continued to explore the interactions between know-how and industry, traditions and new tools, as a way of questioning as much the way in which pieces are produced as the pieces themselves.