Trípode is a family conceived to lend neutral spaces a warmer touch through the use of colour. This series features two sizes of table lamps, a widely known floor version (the G5), in addition to a pendant lamp version in various sizes. Designed in 1994, the GT5 pendant lamp was the first of a large family created as an alternative to the use of cardboard, methacrylate, or solid textile shades; the use of handmade cotton ribbon reincorporates traditional craftsmanship. With the light on, the shade provides a warm light, rich in nuances. With the light off, this lamp is a sculptural statement piece that enhances the room.
Each shade is handmade, as Santa & Cole continues to favour the use of ribboned shades to dress up every kind of light sources, through various textile materials. In our search for the perfect hues, we collaborated with the studio Raw Color in Eindhoven (Holland) to create new ribbons. Each woven from three distinct yarns that created new colours: terracotta, mustard yellow and forest green. The three basic colours in the ribbon collection, natural white, amber red and black (available since 1994), complete the range of six colours available. The family, particularly the floor version, is considered a true symbol of contemporary design: simple, colourful and functional.