BERT FRANK TO PRESENT NEW LINES DURING SALONE DEL MOBILE, EUROLUCE, MILAN
Designed and made in the UK, Bert Frank will present new lines – Flagon, Spate, Rote, Rift, Trave and Tanto – at the Euroluce show this year. These new designs reference Art Deco and industrial aesthetics – marrying them with a technical expertise and level of quality that the brand has become well-known for.
Spate successfully combines the very latest technology with elegant forms and rounded shapes. Available as a pendant, wall sconce and a table lamp, Spate maintains Bert Frank’s continued homage to Art Deco style. The marble spheres act as a robust tonal
counterbalance to the soft satin brass found on the metalwork and the opal stepped glass shade. The glass shade – acid etched for a delicate, even glow – combines cutting-edge technology with luxurious styling. Instead of traditional light bulbs, an integral LED light source is used in Spate – emitting light in every direction and therefore resulting in better light distribution while also being far more energy efficient. Furthermore, Spate is available with Bluetooth dimming capabilities, helping to ensure a future-proof design as more of us seek to include ‘smart’ technologies into our homes.
Intricate detailing and a refined sense of scale makes the Rote collection a particularly stunning addition to the Bert Frank portfolio. Resolutely contemporary, Rote speaks of sophisticated industrial aesthetics and calculated design. Available in four versions –
pendant, wall sconce, table lamp and chandelier – Rote is comprised slotted, laser cut diamond leaves fitted to an internally and externally illuminated brass ring. Satin brass and black leaves combine in geometric perfection to create a stunning lighting centrepiece.
As an individual pendant, Rote is perfect for creating a focal point over a smaller dining table, as well as being grouped in multiples. The chandelier is an accumulation of the small, medium and large Rote pendants. The table lamp and wall sconce versions provide the Rote aesthetic but in more compact proportions, perfect for smaller spaces or highlighting key areas of a room.
With the latest LED lighting technology included, Rote is also available with Bluetooth dimming capabilities.
Bert Frank have reinvented its popular Flagon chandelier. New for 2019, the Flagon Three Light Cluster sees a trio of Flagon pendants suspended from a three-pointed spreader plate. The heavy bottomed shades evoke traditional whiskey glasses, with an internal frosting on the glass to provide a soft glow. The Single Flagon Pendant acts as a slimmed down version of the cluster, making it ideal for bedsides or over small tables. Available in either brass or nickel with black or white highlights.
Rift embodies the careful balance between simplicity and glamour. Available as both a wall light and a pendant, Rift offers an understated lighting solution that still makes a stunning visual impact. Comprised clean lines and spheres, Rift incorporates an opal glass globe that softens the light by diffusing the glare evenly and creating a soft warming glow – helping to create a calm and comforting atmosphere. Solid brass backplates on the wall lights bring added sophistication, acting as a subtle yet beautiful contrast to the opal shade.
Available as either a pendant, table or wall light, the Trave collection speaks of glamour and refinement. Trave’s two-tier shade evokes the allure of the Art Deco period, with references to the aesthetic that was popularised during the ‘Golden Age of Travel’. Its smooth, rounded form works together to create lighting options that offer an attractive and timeless aesthetic. The addition of marble, both Green Guatemalan and White Carrera, brings an opulent touch – whilst producing a light that is soft and ambient. Reeded, fluted brass stems on the pendant and table lamp versions highlight Trave’s excellent proportions.
Tanto is characterised by its slim, minimal profile with the combination of two asymmetric brass rods and a central cylindrical opal lamp. Connected together by either Green Guatemala or White Carrera marble, Tanto appears like a work of sculpture, creating a stylish visual statement in the room. Available as either a small or large wall light, its effortlessly minimal design would work well in both classic and contemporary spaces.
Spate and Rote are available to order from March 2019, with Rift, Trave, Flagon and Tanto available now.
Bert Frank will be opening a new showroom space in London’s Clerkenwell district in May 2019.
Euroluce Stand E12, Pavilion 9 9-14th April 2019