Highwire is a fixture composed of spheres and lines segments, its fixed axis combined with moveable elements, adds to its airy and versatile features. The design draws its inspiration from captured states of motion by Philip Petit - the artist who walked a high wire between the Twin Towers in 1974.
APPARATUS is a New York based interdisciplinary design studio that explores the relationship of lighting, furniture and objects in their environments. Predicated on the modernist principle of gesamtkunstwerk or total work of art, fully articulated collections reveal each piece as an artefact from a singular vision -each imprint referencing the historical and cultural mood summoned by a holistic emotional landscape. APPARATUS creates each piece with a devotion to the rigour of small studio craftsmanship, centring the importance of the human hand in lending soul to an object. Sensual materials such as marble, suede, horsehair, lacquer and porcelain are combined with patinated brass to create the studio’s distinctive catalog. Underpinning every piece, whether it be a light fixture or a chair, is a deft balance between mechanisation and the hand-made, striving equally for the contradictions of perfection and the beautiful irregularity of humanity. APPARATUS galleries in New York, Los Angeles, and Milan each communicate the studio’s singular design ethos while also providing a distinctive, immersive experience informed by its location.The studio was founded in 2012 by Gabriel Hendifar and Jeremy Anderson. In 2021, the studio expanded its production to a dedicated factory inBrooklyn, where all pieces are hand-finished and assembled.
Material: brass or silver tarnished hand-wrapped leather and suede
Dimensions: D93 x L 163 cm rotating arm - Height to order
includes up to 152,5 cm additional height 10€ per inch - minimum height 89cm - UL/ CE approved
Available in Small, Large, Tandem Small or Tandem Large version
Additional information: in order to achieve this particular custom Tarnished Silver finish, we prep the fixture’s raw brass base in our production facility and then work with a local partner to first nickel plate, then fully plate the fixture in actual silver. The fixture is then sealed with a tinted lacquer for a protected and permanent finish with a warmer, layered tone. +35% for tarnished silver finish applies.