Inspiration behind the design: It was a few years ago that Piero Gandini introduced Jasper Morrison to the innovative use of LED technology that became known as “Edge Lighting.” Morrison was inspired by the way it allowed him to send light sideways and how, when incorporated into the edge of a flat composite disc of translucent white material, it gave the appearance of a flat white disc. “Superloon is the answer to the question of what to do with this intriguing technology,” says Morrison. “Mounting the disc on a gyroscopic axis allows the light to be [sent] in infinite directions. The light it gives out is broad and diffused but can be dimmed to a soft glow.”.
The Superloon provides direct light. Its painted or chrome-plated aluminum body features a metal spinning head, die-cast joints, and an extruded stem. The diffuser is silk-screened PMMA (Polymethyl methacrylate). The light source is Edge Lighting, and there is an optical switch sensor on the stem that enables the warm tone dimming function. The stem includes the Soft Touch sensor, which guarantees a fluid and precise control of light flow with a simple and natural touch of the hand. The power cord is 250 centimeters long. There is a plug-in power supply with interchangeable plugs.