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Jean Nouvel, the designer of Flying Surface, is a French architect of considerable renown – recipient of the Aga Khan Award for Architecture, the Wolf Prize in Arts, and the Pritzker Prize. Numerous museums and architectural centers have presented retrospectives of his work. View Jean Nouvel Video Commentary »
The Idea of Flying Surface

Light in the abstract.

Luminous rectilinear forms appear to float in space, mounted in striking patterns on ceilings and walls or suspended in sequence from adjustable cables. Here is a lighting approach that is simple to the point of abstraction.

Conceived by celebrated French architect Jean Nouvel for Spanish lighting manufacturer Troll, Flying Surface delivers soft, soothing, uniform illumination while encouraging the creative arrangement and interplay of its pure form for unusual visual effect.

Advanced materials assure appropriate transmission of light with highly refined uniformity. A special white textile material on an acrylic base conceals the steel inner body housing an enhanced reflector and T8 fluorescent lamps.

With optional electronic dimming, the 2’x2’, 4’x4’ and 4’x6’ Flying Surface luminaires provide the variation needed for designers to inject high drama into virtually any interior space. Like all Énergie products, Flying Surface qualifies under the Buy American Act provisions of American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

Pendant-mounted Flying Surface luminaires form a suspended horizontal plane of uniform, glare-free light. More »

  Flying Surface
2 x 2
Flying Surface
4 x 4
Flying Surface
4 x 6
Fixture dimensions (feet) 2 x 2 4 x 4 4 x 6
Surface or
Pendant Mount
Yes Yes Yes
Shielding: Textile on PVC base Yes Yes Yes
Dimming, Fusing Yes Yes Yes
Indirect % / Direct % 0 % / 100% 0 % / 100% 0 % / 100%
Efficiency 31.2% 31.2% 31.2%
UL/cUL damp location listed Yes Yes Yes
ADA Compliant Yes Yes Yes
Lamp 6x17w T8 11x32w T8 16x32w T8
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