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Parma: “a constant evolution of shape and form” in East London project

Film Maker and designer Alex Watson specified Astro wall lights for his remodelled and extended flat in a Victorian Terrace in East London, which has featured in Grand Designs Magazine, the Daily Telegraph and Dezeen. The architect was Amy Poulsom of Poulsom Middlehurst.

Alex was intrigued by the way the Parma luminaire interacted with the changing angle and quality of natural light through the day providing a "constant evolution of shape and form". Alex also found that the Parma, while providing striking illumination, was "not only defined as a light fitting but as an object on the wall." He was subsequently inspired to create a series of artworks from photographs of Parma and other features in the house.

Parma is a member of Astro's growing family of lights made from plaster. Astro's design director James Bassant said: "We've grown to love plaster. It is very subtle - definitely a 'less is more' choice. It is complementary to architecture as it enhances the surface on which the light is mounted while allowing the building to remain the hero. Also, when designed with care and accuracy, it creates a precise light pattern which is a feature in itself."

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