PC PENDANT / Story
Pierre Charpin’s PC Pendants is a collection of refined suspension lighting that can be used independently or clustered together. The pendants are constructed in anodised aluminium, which makes the surface more resistant to corrosion. The light source in each pendant lamp is hidden by a removable polycarbonate moulded diffuser, creating both a soft directional output of light and determining the form of the lamp itself. The PC Pendants are available in a variety of sizes and colours, and are suitable for both contract and domestic markets.
Trained as an artist, Pierre Charpin has devoted himself to furniture and object design since the early 1990s. His approach to design is strongly influenced by his artistic background. Pierre’s research on form and color characterize his work and can be seen in both, limited edition products and industrial products like the PC lamp. The use of a simple vocabulary and elementary forms is a constant aspect in his work, as well as the desire to offer sensual objects. Drawing, which he practices as a starting point for his designs, is an essential part of his creative process. Pierre Charpin's pieces have been included in exhibitions around the world and are held in many museum collections. He was elected Designer of the Year 2017 at Maison & Objet. He lives and works in Paris.