03 | Behind the Design | Strand Pendants by Muuto

British designer Benjamin Hubert follows in these footsteps with the Strand Pendant Lamp. The name Strand refers to the way the design consists of many microscopic threads that together form a complex, compelling structure, giving the design a distinct visual identity and an unparalleled quality of light. 

The Cocoon material gently filters the light, giving the room a warm, comfortable glow. The soft rotation symmetry and soft external expression of the Strand Pendant series is a direct result of the material’s properties and application. It gives a sense of spatial lightness—as if hovering mid-air—bringing a distinct warmth and ease to any setting. 

The Strand Pendant Lamp is made by spraying a steel-structure with a Cocoon material originally developed as a sort of weather-resistant skin protecting metal products and surfaces from corrosion and the elements when shipped by sea. The unique spray-on method makes it easy to use on small as well as monumental objects, such as turbines and cargo ships.

The Cocoon material was first used to make lamps and smaller objects in the 1960s through a mechanical process that made it possible to spin a steel grid in the material, much like a silkworm spins a cocoon of raw silk around itself. The wire structure of the frame can be seen when the light is lit, treading more into the foreground and enhancing the graphic expression of the design.

Designed in various sizes and shapes—three open and three closed—the Strand Pendant Lamp provides both fully and partially diffused lighting with the option of direct light. The design can be used separately, in clusters and in imaginative formations, be it in a dining area, hallway, lobby or living room. Now available with 20% off during our lighting promotion this June 2023 - Shop Now