Lighting goes beyond the simple task of illumination—it also ties into wellness and the science of colour. Italian design brand, Artemide, in collaboration with Danish architecture and design firm Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG), has launched a colourful new pendant lamp to boost wellness.
Wellness with Gople
The oblong Gople Lamp’s shade is crafted using ancient Venetian mouth-blown glass techniques. Each pendant is unique in colouring and its ombre transition from opaque to transparent glass.
But what makes Gople truly unique is its use of a patent-pending RBW lighting technology. Typically, lighting uses an RGB (red-green-blue) colour palette, which is said to be optimised for our psychosocial well-being.
“Good light can follow and sustain the rhythmic flow of the lives, behaviour, and emotions of individuals…”
~ Diego Martinelli, Artemide
The RWB system, however, uses a red-white-blue colour palette, which is thought to be more respectful of “man and the environment.” The switch from green to white reportedly helps plants grow and creates scenic or ambience effects. It also provides functional white lighting.
The LED Gople combines direct and controlled RWB emission with white indirect diffused light that can be controlled separately.
Plants thrive in blue and red coloured light. In their more restive or vegetative state, blue is preferred. During the blooming phase, red light is more beneficial.