Lloop is a hanging lamp that we designed for Vij5. The lamp is adjustable in height by extending or shortening the loop of the electricity cable which comes as the result of a wooden piece attached to the cable.
A large loop makes a high lamp, a small loop makes a low lamp. The function becomes the decoration and vice versa; simple, clear and without hidden techniques.
“Form and function is a combination of words that you absolutely cannot separate during design. The combination of form and function must be in balance. One time the function can be a larger part of the design, the other time the form, but always the following applies: form and function need each other to work.”
Vij5 is a Dutch brand and publishes a collection of interior accessories, lighting and furniture. As ‘publishers of design products’ the brand is content-driven, prioritizing the product, the story behind it and the creative process.
We (Tineke Beunders and Nathan Wierink, then still working under the name Ontwerpduo) designed Lloop in 2009. Since then, the design has been a bestseller from the Vij5 collection, available in 5 fixed color combinations. When Aptum was founded in 2019, we decided together with Vij5 to make the lamp super-customizable, entirely according to Aptum standards: unlimited configurations in color, material and size.
Because production largely takes place in our own studio, we can make every order made-to-measure. The copper and brass caps are polished in a specially designed machine. Color is applied in our spray booth, cords are in stock in different colors. Assembly also takes place in our workshop.
A configurator has been made on the vij5 website with various different colors and materials for cords and lampshades. And even if these options are not enough, any other color is also possible on request. Color-coated ceiling caps can also be ordered.
Take a look on the Lloop configurator on the Vij5 website.
“The nice thing about the Lloop lamp is not only that it is easily adjustable in height. Thanks to its simple design language, it fits in wonderfully with almost every interior style.”
Arjan & Anieke – Vij5
The lloop is available in 2 sizes. Lloop has a diameter of 28 cm, and Lloop XL has a diameter of 50 cm.