Consistent with Astro’s creative ethos, that good design demands simplicity, the latest season delivers a collection of captivating luminaires that truly stand the test of time.Using innovative materials to convey light seamlessly, Astro’s AW20 collection celebrates British design and unique craftsmanship, blending precise and delicate detailing with desirable metallic finishes.
Carefully considered and perfectly proportioned, thoughtful design is behind every detail of the new season. Soft edges and crisp, well-defined corners give the collection distinct characteristics, those that can only be achieved through quality techniques such as diecasting. Highlighting Astro’s desire to use only the best componentry with no compromise on aesthetics, each luminaire delivers visual comfort and elegant engineering, encased in beautiful and timeless designs.
The introduction of new design techniques also ensures every element has been selected to enhance a lights’ purpose. From bedside readers, pendants, and wall lights, to timeless essentials in the form of illuminated bathroom mirrors and new slimline downlights.
Architecturally inspired, the new season achieves a balance between elegant decorative pieces and more minimalist contemporary designs. A hero product of the collection, Tacoma presents flawless metalwork and a ribbed glass shade that exudes both gothic influence and contemporary styling. Delivering a dramatic wash of light within both contemporary and traditional settings, this striking wall sconce is the perfect partner for both interior and bathroom designs.
Senior Designer Riley Sanders, describes the Tacoma as:
“hugely versatile, with a distinct mid-century influence.” He continues “Tacoma encapsulates visual elegance and modern engineering in a beautiful and certainly timeless design. It’s characterised by its majestic metallic structure that stands proud within any space”.
Combining the technology of a reading light with an ambient hand-blown opal shade, the Zeppo marks an evolution of readers for Astro, delivering a luxury design that breaks the rules of traditional task lighting. The delicacy of the milky glass shade adds a real sense of luxury to any interior setting and is an enduring lighting design that will be appreciated regardless of current trends.
Alongside new products, AW20 also welcomes a highly anticipated matt black finish. Applied to Astro’s signature designs alongside new innovations, the sleek black finish injects an air of sophistication to the collection and allows products to stand-alone as statement pieces, as well as be supporting players within wider interior and exterior schemes.
New matt black bathroom designs Epsilon and Kappa feature streamlined silhouettes to complement the surrounding architecture, whilst Kyoto and Sagara, also available in matt black, envelop spherical and cylindrical shapes for bolder bathroom designs that look best when paired either side of a mirror.
Encapsulating form and function Lago is one of the most intricate pieces in the collection. Paired with the Cone 195 shade, it delivers both structural integrity and a unique aesthetic that blends with any style setting. Crafted from one continuous sheet of solid brass, the complimentary Cone shade features precise laser cut detailing to deliver a pleasing and uniform glow to this luxury design.
Co-founder and Design Director James Bassant described the latest collection as:
“An inspired curation of well-established designs that encapsulate the true essence of Astro.” He continues, “Many of the new collection products are passion projects, starting life as inspired sketches within our notebooks. For example, Sagara is a matt black bathroom wall light that I designed over a decade ago. That itself proves its timelessness as a design. It’s still as relevant now as it was when I first put pen to paper and there isn’t anything I would change about it if I were designing it today. That’s the magic of an Astro product, the simplicity makes it truly timeless.”
The AW20 collection is now available.
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