Sam Hecht designs Semplice for Oluce, a table lamp consisting of a single blown glass bell, acting as both the diffuser and the base for the design. The lower end, in fact, rests directly on the floor, while the upper part of the bell is covered internally by a metal cap that encases the luminous bulb. The extreme constructive synthesis of the structural elements of this product is accompanied by painstaking attention to details and finishes: the sophisticated galvanic processing of the head, the rotary dimmer positioned at the top of the lamp and the metal braid wires. Thanks to this pairing, the ‘simplicity’ of the forms, from which the design adopts its name, is therefore enriched with sophisticated finishes and details, resulting in a product that is decorative and lightweight at the same time.
Presented at Euroluce 2013, Semplice won that year’s prestigious “Best British Design Award”.