Scotch Club. Designed by Mashallah & Apparatu
Published on April 15, 2015
Is a ceramic spotlight, which can be placed in different positions. The huge amount of facettes enables the user to adjust the light in any direction he wishes. When used as a ceiling light, the faces are reflecting the surrounding area.
The warmth of the fixture’s ceramics contrasts with the faceted edges of the sphere, making it seem as if it is winking playfully.
Made using a meticulous, traditional design process, the lamps are fired four times —using glazes specifically developed for this collection— and incorporate warm, high-quality materials, such as gold.
The Scotch Club is a polygonal ceramic spotlight consisting of 72 facets.
Available in white, blue, terracotta, or black ceramic, with brilliant white or gold enamel interiors, the pendant collection’s three sizes —17, 26 and 41 cm— allow one to create sculptures in the air.
The name is a hommage to the first discotheque in europe, named “Scotch Club”, since the ceramic spotlight is a reduced version of the disco ball. Scotch Club collection takes its inspiration from the revolving disco ball —72 internal faces reflect light in all directions, whilst, from a distance, showing itself as a unique shape.
It is part of the Superfax collaboration between Mashallah and Xavier Manosa. For this series prototypes was sent through to the production plant by fax, where they subsequently were assembled into papermodels, stiffed and molded into ceramics.
The collaboration was aimed at finding a transformation procedure from digital to analog production without using the usual CNC milling tools. As additional condition, the prototyping process needed to be executable in a facility that strictly works with handmade tools, like a ceramic manufacturer.
The collection is completed with a ceiling model and two wall models, these last incorporating a lacquered metal reflector inside the canopy that transmits multiple reflections and makes this fixture ideal as a decorative element.
For this purpose, the digital construction data was formed with polygonal lines only so that the blueprint could be sent and printed out by a demoded, low-tech device such as the fax machine.