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AARO

DCW Éditions – Simon Schmitz

AARO Lamp Simon Schmitz, 2019
AARO Lamp Simon Schmitz, 2019

AARO is a series of very versatile lamps designed by the young German designer Simon Schmitz for DCW Édition. At the origin of his inspiration is the deep desire for freedom of movement and fluidity of gesture.
Made possible by multiple pivot and sphere connections, the table, wall and ceiling lamps can be adjusted with ease, and adapt to provide precise lighting, suitable for all uses.
The look of this collection, with its thin tubes and round details, is reminiscent of the Mantis lamp collection, created by the french designer Bernard Schottlander in the 1950s. Its name, Aaro, refers to the biblical Aaron's rod. Symbolically, the stick that allows all miracles.

AARO Lamp Simon Schmitz, 2019
AARO Lamp Simon Schmitz, 2019
AARO Lamp Simon Schmitz, 2019

AARO Table Lamp

Materials anodised aluminium, steel, opal glass Cable 2 m, switch on the cable Weight 5.7 kg
Light source integrated LED, 2700K (warm light) 288 lm, CL III IP20 - not dimmable
Warranty 2 years

AARO Lamp Simon Schmitz, 2019

Aaro Table lamp

AARO Lamp Simon Schmitz, 2019

AARO Wall Lamp

Materials anodised aluminium, steel, opal glass Weight 3.2 kg

Light source integrated LED, 2700K (warm light) 350 lm, CL I IP20 - integrated driver - dimmable - touch dimmer on the lamp
Warranty 2 years

AARO Lamp Simon Schmitz, 2019

Aaro Wall lamp

AARO Lamp Simon Schmitz, 2019

AARO Ceiling Lamp

Materials anodised aluminium, steel, opal glass Weight 3.1 kg
Light source integrated LED, 2700K (warm light) 350 lm, CL I IP20 - integrated TRIAC driver - dimmable
Warranty 2 years

AARO Lamp Simon Schmitz, 2019

Aaro Ceiling lamp

AARO Lamp Simon Schmitz, 2019
AARO Lamp Simon Schmitz, 2019
AARO Lamp Simon Schmitz, 2019
AARO Lamp Simon Schmitz, 2019
AARO Lamp Simon Schmitz, 2019

Simon Schmitz

Simon Schmitz

Simon Schmitz, born in Arnsberg (West Germany), set up his studio in Hamburg after completing his studies at the " School of Art ".

There he discovered the freedom, autonomy and responsibility to be a designer. " Here's your workshops, here's a pen, go on then. ".This taught him everything he needed to know about form, materials, processes and most importantly: the context. " If you don't know why you are doing what you are doing, don't bother doing it at all. "

The starting point of AARO was a gesture. A movement. He wanted to create an as fluid motion as possible, which immediately lead him to the sphere. A sphere has so many fantastic attributes. With a sphere as a joint they are no limited directions, it has no left or right, no top or bottom. So with the sphere as the defining element of this piece, everything else " revolved " around it. The geometry, the balance, the friction. It all comes down to the sphere, visually pointing at it.

The end result is an object that seems to be moved by the wind. It revolves effortless around it's centerpiece, like planets orbiting around each other.

With AARO, inspired by Aaron's rod, the magician

Simon Schmitz makes his lamp levitate.

« To me a light is a sculpture. I use light as a material. »