Gople by BIG for Artemide in a new outdoor version

The Gople lighting collection designed in 2018 by Bjarke Ingels’ Danish BIG studio for Artemide is still growing. After the floor, table, ceiling and suspension versions, after the mini format, and metallic finishes in silver, bronze and copper, this time Gople is reinterpreted in four new versions devoted to outdoor spaces. The central element of the project is the diffuser: its form originally made of blown glass in this case is produced in light, long-lasting plastic. Thanks to the accessories, Gople can be simply placed, hung anywhere with a climbing rope, or planted in the ground with a stake at two different heights.

Gople outdoor embodies the design idea of a tool: practical, functional, adaptable in everyday use, capable of being transformed in the interaction with the user. “Our approach to design,” explains Bjarke Ingles, “seeks to find the true essence of the idea, so we can create timeless objects that to be used for generations.” Just like the collections Alphabet of light and La Linea, also designed by BIG as open-ended systems, languages of light for communicating freely, so Gople likewise opens up to the outdoor spaces, to bring light out of doors, with great flexibility and freedom.

At a glance

What is it?
It is a family of outdoor lamps suitable for private gardens and terraces as well as bars or restaurants.
What is the design concept?
Its form derives from the iconic silhouette of Gople, a lamp designed in 2018 by BIG, and interpreted in a new dimension and material. Gople outdoor interprets a common approach to lighting that develops a strong interaction with activities by the user. All its versions are inserted with freedom and flexibility in spaces through a nomadic interpretation. The diffuser is combined with various accessories to vary its installation.
How is it made and with what materials?
A high density PET diffuser, perfect for resisting thermal and mechanical stress, simply combined with different structures to be placed, hung or fixed in the ground.
How is it produced and where?
The diffuser is produced by roto molding in Italy. The metal structures are made and painted at the Artemide facility at Pregnana Milanese.
What makes it special?
It is a complete family that adapts to different applications in outdoor spaces. The diffuser is identical in all versions, making it possible to vary the type of installation. It is a non-fixed nomadic product, perfect for adapting to the changing uses of space.
What is it like?
Sustainable, reinterpretable, nomadic.
In the words of the designer...
“Our approach to design seeks to identify the true essence of the idea so we can create timeless objects to be used for generations.”