RIO In and Out Suspension
‘Ring it on‘
KAIA’s RIO suspension fixtures are a perfect demonstration of the Viennese studio’s ability to manipulate and craft the seemingly intangible quality of light into a physical object. Each of the three lights in the RIO collection are based upon a ring of pure, even light that appears to effortlessly hover in mid air.
‘The idea behind RIO was to create something like a nimbus - the white rings that appear around the sun or moon when light reflects and refracts through ice crystals in the atmosphere,’ explains KAIA’s design mastermind, Peter Straka. ‘Like this mesmerising natural phenomenon, I wanted RIO to be enlightening and uplifting.’
For RIO In and Out a solid brass ring embedded with LEDs on both sides is suspended by near-invisible wires from a smaller inner ring, casting sculptural shadows up onto the ceiling.
030 01 207 Brushed Oiled brass
Designed by Peter Straka
All our lighting objects are hand crafted in our Workshop in Austria, all made to order. Our chosen metal material, which is the basis of all metal shapes and plating process is brass. We work closely together with small, local and family owned Workshops in Austria, Germany and the United Kingdom. Each of them is a master in their own craftsmanship, being it welding, cutting, bending or finally plating the metal into its desired shape and finish. We firmly stand behind everything we make and will do what is necessary to ensure that we meet highest quality standards.