Derived from the ancient Greek ὑφ’ ἕν (huph’ hén), Hyphen designates the union of two opposites in one; the warm, soft and sensitive porcelain and cold, strong, and brilliant steel. Each piece will be available in several materials and finishes, including chromatic black cast steel, blasted black steel cast iron, and matte white porcelain. Hanging, the Hyphen collection’s two cylindrical bodies are joined by a pivot that offers several light positions and orientations projecting a soft directional light. Like every d’Armes luminaire, Hyphen is designed and manufactured in Morin-Heights, Quebec. Staying true to the practice’s philosophy of working closely with specialized experts and skilled local artisans, the porcelain pieces used in Hyphen are made in the same village by ceramic artist Gréta Jonckheere, who used her expertise to help develop the collection. Each collection piece is made individually using custom-made porcelain molds and is handled with the utmost care, taking several manufacturing phases spread over multiple days.
Steel or natural porcelaine Dimmer included