Basic Twelve by Plato Design
Updated: Dec 25, 2019
On the occasion of its second birthday Plato Design launched Basic TWELVE, a line of concrete and wood modular magnetic lamps, including table and ceiling lamps, all obtained by the repetition of a polyhedral shape.
The name Basic TWELVE refers to its dodecahedron shape. The choice of a dodecahedron is due to the fact that these solids can be combined in several ways, creating organic and unexpected shapes.
The design arises from considering the current way of living, where spaces at home and at work are often multifunctional and shared and where housing changes are frequent. Basic TWELVE lamps are designed to meet different and continuously changing requirements, thanks to their magnetic connections.
The magnets on the sides of the dodecahedron-shaped module have a two-fold purpose: they allow to connect two or more modules together and also allow the lamps to attach to any metal surface such as shelves or fridges. Additionally, once joined together, the modules can be rotated to direct light where one wishes.
The diversity in the lighting system is ensured by three factors: lamp typology, number of modules and material of each element. The available types are two: table lamp or ceiling lamp. The number of modules of each system can vary from one to five, resulting in the models Basic TWELVE Solo, Duo, Trio and Quintet, whose names are a clear reference to musical ensembles. Finally, the material of each single module can be either beech wood and concrete, two materials with an opposite nature but that are mutually complementary.