Almendra – the “branch of light” by designer Patricia Urquiola – is a customisable modular lighting system. It embodies the idea of functional and efficient yet soft and gentle light that creates a comfortable ambience. The Almendra lighting system can feature various horizontal or vertical elements on one or more articulated branches, creating a weightless composition. This pendant lamp is perfect for contemporary residential and hospitality business interiors that meet the new living needs.
Patricia Urquiola and the idea that inspired the Almendra suspension lamp:
“The Almond (almendra in Spanish) is like a seed, an oval container that opens up to let the fruit out. For Flos, I thought of a suspension module inspired by this small shell when it’s open. Something natural but at the same time mechanical, simple, and poetic.” – Patricia Urquiola
And indeed, the Almendra module’s shape hints at that of two open almond shells connected by a central pin from where the light is diffused evenly.
Almendra and sustainable production:
This modular suspended lighting system was conceived to minimise its environmental impact, in line with Flos’ efforts toward sustainable production. As a result, it meets circular economy goals as it’s made of bioplastic obtained from a paper industry by-product. Moreover, every stage of this sustainable lighting system’s life cycle – from raw material selection to disposal – complies with the ISO standards for life cycle assessment.