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. 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.
Several materials and finishes are available: Chromatic black cast steel, which boldly reflects changing colours along its lines Sanded black cast steel, which highlights the lamp’s round shapes Matte white porcelain, which is delicately coloured by the reflections of the light that surrounds it.