Asola Standard Floor Lamp
Design by Evangelos Vasileiou
Concept & aesthetics
Born in Athens in 1976, Evangelos Vasileiou studied at the Camondo in Paris. He then continued his studies, going on to obtain a DPLG in architecture.
Based in Paris, he began collaborating with Aurélie Cristofari in 2005, working on architectural and interior design projects. In 2008, he opened the second agency in Athens.
He has also been collaborating with Ligne Roset since 2005. Several of his creations can currently be found in the Ligne Roset collection, not least the best-selling Clara coat rack (2006), the
Juliette dressing table (2013) and Asola lights (2016 & 2017). The Asola table lamp is a look back at the Seventies and Eighties, as much in terms of the material used – perforated steel –
and its white colour as its stylised mushroom-like shape. The latter evokes the emblematic lights of the period such as Giancarlo Mattioli’s Nesso light (1965) or Mario Botta’s Shogun (1986),
which he designed for Artemide Apart from its decorative aspect, the perforated metal has a double function, allowing warmth to circulate and naturally filtering the light. It projects a fishnet motif onto the surrounding walls which are evocative of mashrabiya latticework.
The immediate success of the Asola table lamp led Ligne Roset and Evangelos Vasileiou to further develop the range for 2017 with the addition of a spectacular suspended light Ø 60 constructed from 3 cylinders made from white lacquered perforated steel. In 2018, the range is completed with a floor lamp which is constructed according to the same principle as the table lamp. Asola’s extreme purity of form, being the simple association of two cylinders of differing heights and diameters, confers an air of clarity, a guarantee of timeless seduction.
Quality of manufacture
Floor lamp and table lamp with stem and shade constructed from two white lacquered perforated steel cylinders.
Suspended light constructed from three cylinders, hung from 3 x 150 cm steel wires (with Coulistop); white lacquered ceiling fitting H 3 Ø 12.
The upper section of the cylinder-stem has an anti-glare dome made from repoussé steel. Epoxy white lacquer finish. White electric cable.
Table lamp has a manual switch, shade H 19 Ø 41 cm. Shade of floor lamp H 30 Ø 60 cm. White electric cable and manual switch/dimmer.
Supplied with 115 W /E 27 classic A eco-halogen bulb, 2,135
lumens (NB except for table lamp – this is 57 W / E 27).
Energy class C. May be used with bulbs of classes A++ to E.
A family company since 1860 when Antoine Roset opened a wood processing factory in France’s Ain province, Ligne Roset is now that country’s leading furniture exporter, with a presence in 71 countries worldwide. It is led today by the fourth generation of the Roset family – brothers Michel and Pierre and their sons Antoine and Olivier.
Ligne Roset is distinguished from other manufacturers by its tradition of close collaboration with both established and emerging designers, matching its deeply-held belief in design with investment and technical innovation. The past 40 years have seen collaborations with award winning Didier Gomez, Pascal Mourgue, Peter Maly and the Bouroullec brothers, among others, resulting in complementary furniture collections and decorative accessories, lighting, rugs, textiles and occasional items.
Such design collaborations have seen Ligne Roset win many accolades including the Red Dot Design Award on a number of occasions. The Red Dot dates back to 1955 and is one of the world’s most distinguished design awards.
All Ligne Roset products are developed at the company’s own factories in Briord, France, to ensure quality control from beginning to the end. The Ligne Roset name is stamped on each product as an external symbol of perfection.Dimensions
Floor lamp – Ø 60 H 140 Table lamp – Ø 41 H 45 Suspended light (dimensions of shade) – Ø 60 H 51/204