A really useful and funny idea at Light & Building is the CableCup from the Swedish company of the same name.
The label was created a few years ago by the Swedish designers Jonas Forsman and Lars Wettre. The team has won the Swedish Design Award and the international and prestigious Red Dot Design Award.
The main focus of the designers during the development of the innovative canopy was to meet as many montage situations as possible. The designs are discreet and timeless which makes them compatible with external luminaires, pendant lamps and lampshades. The technology inside the silicone baldachin is patented and ensures simple assembly of the CableCups in a few steps.
We make it a little more understandable and split into 5 steps:
- Turn the silicone canopy inside out, thread the cable of the pendulum / lampshade through the CableCup and fix it to the fastening device.
- Lift the CableCup over the attachment loop to a hook next to the power connection on the ceiling.
- Then connect the power connection to the lamp. (We strongly recommend an electrician!)
- If you have to shorten the cable, you can do this without cutting off: simply “roll up” the long part of the cable and store it in the CableCup.
- Turn the cup inside out again!
An absolute highlight for us was the usability: the CableCup as well as the lamp can not fall down during installation and makes installation much easier. The product is available in various diameters and color variations. The small diameters corresponding to the currently common metal canopies will be available over the next few weeks.
In addition, the designers have developed “Hide“, a cover with which unused power connections on the ceiling can be discreetly hidden.
New to the program are also cables with sockets, where a too long cable can be shortened decoratively and funny. Quite according to the current trend, to hang only a single cable with a decorative light bulb into the room. At Light & Building 2016 the company also presented a very compact control unit with the name “Atmos”. This allows the lights to be switched on and off by means of a tablet or smartphone. The small device can be installed between the power supply and the lamp in the cup and has a radio range of up to 40m. There is no WLAN, no gateway or router necessary.