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New for Spring 2011 — Inspired by the beauty of a spring blossom, the sculptural Mobius fixtures combine flowing curves and sepals of forged steel to create a visually stunning interplay of light and shadow. The designers also took inspiration from a mathematical model of the same name — the Mobius strip. Mobius shades, like the strip, have two sides that become one. What appears to be the outside, becomes the inside and vice-versa. They are a celebration of continuous movement and create an alluring focal point at any time of the day.
Beyond their beauty, Mobius shades are also a celebration of practicality and innovation:
Made from non-woven spun fibers adhered to backings with a varnish finish, they are more durable and cleanable than many paper and fabric shades, and meet the necessary glow-wire tests for flammability.
Frameless and wireless, they can be packed flat or rolled up and packaged and shipped much more efficiently, particularly as the shade increases in size.
Because of the reduced costs associated with shipping/packaging, they are reasonable in cost, and present a high value to the consumer.
The risk of shipping damage is also significantly reduced, an all too common occurrence with conventional shades.
Installation of the shade is accomplished with simple mechanical fasteners and a spider with a “self-locking” washer which is held in the fixture by a socket ring.
“Flat” shades are quite prevalent in higher-end European fixtures. Mobius shades are manufactured in Spain, by one of the largest and highest quality suppliers in Europe who also supply many high-end lighting manufacturers.