Flying Flames

Flying Flames
Moritz Waldemeyer / Ingo Maurer und Team, 2013
Flying Flames is a new, flexible chandelier system. The magical LED candles, presented by Moritz Waldemeyer and Ingo Maurer in 2012, are combined with simple and functional Downlight Elements. Both elements are placed freely with a magnet on the canopy board. The canopy board comes in two sizes. Flying Flames is designed to permit individual versions of a chandelier. You decide on the number of Flames and their colour. Add one or two downlights for a pleasant light on a table below the chandelier. Choose between the rectangular for the smaller, square canopy, or place multiple canopy boards in a line to create a long chandelier. Place the elements as you choose, and adjust their height. Material: Circuit board, metal, anodised aluminium, plastic.
Light source
Flame Element: two displays with each 128 dimmable LEDs, 0.6 W, 2700 K, CRI > 80 Ra. Downlight Element: 7 W, 2700 K, 530 lm, CRI > 90 Ra. EEC A+. With built-in LEDs. The light source is not exchangeable by the user. (As at Feb. 2014)
Technical data
125-230 V, secondary output 38 V and 5 V. Maximum 25 W.
Dimensions
The cables of the Flame elements are 250 cm long, those of the downlight elements are 200 cm long. Due to technical reasons, longer cables are not possible. Canopy 60 x 60 cm or 114 x 40 cm, height approx. 5 cm. Flame Element 43 x 3 x ca. 0.3 cm. Downlight Element 14,5 x 2,5 x 2.5 cm
More info
Both types of the canopy made of white lacquered steel are equipped with jacks for up to ten Flame Elements and a maximum of two Downlight Elements. The downlights are equipped with a touch dimmer with memory function. The flame elements are dimmable separately by holding down a small button on the circuit board. Integrated electronic ballast adapter. On display in New York and in Munich. Also on display at Design Post Köln.
Colours
Flame Element: Black or Red. Downlight Element: Black or chromated. Canopy: White

The Flying Flames is a flexible system. By combining several canopies, a long chandelier can be realised. Available since November 2013.

One New Flame is a single flying LED candle, also powered by line voltage. The table version, My New Flame, is powered by rechargeable batteries.

​Canopy in 60 x 60 cm and 114 x 40 cm

​About 30 red Flame Elements at Paleis Het Loo in Apeldoorn, Netherlands, as part of an special design exhibition in the royal palace.

The exhibition took place in summer 2014. The mirror canopy is part of the exhibition concept!

Concept and art direction: Nicole Uniquole

Photo: Menno Mulder

Photos: Tom Vack and Team, Ingo Maurer GmbH