Q-Lampshade, multifunctional plexiglass lamp holder.

A Quasar is the brightest phenomenon in the universe, probably caused by the friction generated by gas and dust falling inside a supermassive black hole. Q-Lampashade tells of this mysterious and fascinating cosmic event thanks to a particular opaque black PMMA which, crossed by the light, takes on a milky aspect that evokes the gaseous luminosity of this astral phenomenon.

Product Dimensions: 25 x 17 x 25h cm
Product Weight: 320g
Packaging size: 30 x 42 x 2 cm
Packaging weight: 370g

The product is made entirely of PMMA, standard for the disc part and recycled for the backing part. The product is made with 48% recycled plastic and is fully recyclable.

Items not supplied: lamp holder / bulb kit.

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Each of our products is made entirely within the Q-lab.

The digital manufacturing laboratory of Quasar Institute for Advanced Design proceeds with the production of each object upon request, so as not to generate waste and allow you to devote the right care to the production of each individual product.

Our packaging is sustainable and composed of:

  • 100% compostable mailer
  • Shredded paper recycled from our offices and classrooms
  • 70% recycled and 100% recyclable envelope
  • Product sheet printed on recycled paper

Gianmarco Guarascio

Graduated in Habitat Design at Quasar Institute for Advanced Design, he collaborates with the academy as a Junior Designer and Technical Assistant within Quasar Design Factory. Externally, he collaborates with architectural firms in the Interior, Landscape and Urban Design sector and works as a freelancer, designing on commission for individuals and companies.

Gianmarco Guarascio

The Flatlandia project.

The FLATLAND project is inspired by the 1884 fantastic-science fiction novel of the same name, Flatland Romance of Many Dimensions, written by Edwin A. Abbott, a very popular story, now considered a classic of fantastic literature, because it deals with a very original point of view the concept of a multi-dimensional universe and aims to create smart, captivating, emotional products, suitable for a young audience, but which are nevertheless attractive to a wider audience; useful, simple but communicative objects, the perfect gifts because they are intelligent, offered at an affordable price that reflects the spirit of QIAD. The brief was born from an idea of ​​the Creative Director of the Lab Alessandro Gorla, who actively participated in the creation of his own line of products and personally selected all the published projects.

Flatland sees the constant involvement of young Made in Quasar designers and their teachers who want to express their creativity in order to define a collection of products conceived so that the main components of each product are flat, to then be assembled in a few moves by the user, taking on a 3-dimensional appearance. The production technologies used are those available within the Q-lab (filament and / or resin 3D printing, CNC milling, thermoforming, laser cutting, UV printing) and the materials used are those typical of a rapid prototyping laboratory, revised in a sustainable manner . The products are vacuum packed using biocompatible packaging.

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