Humanscale Enters Architectural Lighting with Vessel
Leader in task lighting launches new product category
New York, NY, March 2015 - Humanscale® is proud to announce that it has recently acquired VesselTM, an architectural lighting solution from celebrated designer Todd Bracher. Available to ship in May, this clear cylindrical light is made of the highest quality quartz crystal, providing beautiful, glare-free light in a simple, refined form. Architectural lighting is a new category for Humanscale, although the company has long been the worldwide leader in task lighting for individual workstations.
“Vessel aligns to the principles of performance and quality that are of significant importance to Humanscale and to myself,” says designer Todd Bracher. “It does not represent a stylistic approach to lighting, but a scientific one, with a focus on physics and optical engineering. With the use of engineered optics, the light source is hidden, resulting in a magical throw of light from an unseen source. Vessel was born from challenging ideas around light quality and working to achieve the highest possible quality of light. From that premise, the light was created based on complex optical physics, and it offers perfect diffusion, is well balanced, has a high color rendering and is totally glare free. Thus, the true beauty of Vessel lies not only in its form, but in the quality of light it produces.”
Easily installed as a single pendant or by the hundreds in large chandelier applications, Vessel provides an elegant solution for installations far beyond the corporate environment. Featuring both pendant and sconce options, Vessel is well suited for hospitality and residential settings. The light throw is optimal for dining tables in homes and restaurants and is perfectly calibrated to eliminate residual LED glare—casting tables, bars, lobbies, and walls in a soft circle of uniform white light. Vessel is one of the most awarded lighting products in recent years, winning 8 design awards including Best of NeoCon Gold.
About Todd Bracher
Native New Yorker Todd Bracher, founder of Todd Bracher Studio LLC, is a designer and strategist currently based in New York City after a decade working in Copenhagen, Milan, Paris, and London. Todd has collaborated with some of the world’s most prestigious brands, from furniture and object design to interiors and architecture. Bracher has been pinned as “America’s Next Great Designer,” and has received nominations for International Designer of the Year in 2008 and 2009. His experiences range from working independently, heading Tom Dixon’s design studio, acting Professor of Design at l’ESAD in Reims France, to having been appointed Creative Director of the Scandinavian luxury brand Georg Jensen.
Humanscale is the leading designer and manufacturer of high-performance ergonomic products that improve the health and comfort of work life. Through leveraging new technology in functional yet minimal designs, Humanscale transforms traditional offices into active, intelligent workspaces. Committed to making a net positive impact on the earth as well as our customers, Humanscale offers award-winning products designed with a focus on function, simplicity and longevity.