“In Gunnar, we’re exploring hierarchy in lighting design to efficiently accentuate the different planes of the built environment.” -Jordi Muñoz, Urbidermis Santa & Cole
Urban floodlight systems create a simplified, versatile basis for cities and streetscapes to extend their beauty, safety, and functionality beyond the daylight hours. Presented in the iconic, timeless design language of Barcelona-based firm Urbidermis Santa & Cole, Gunnar takes urban floodlights to more places throughout the built environment. Using the full adaptability of modern LED technology, Gunnar is a single system to enhance a wide variety of urban and architectural settings with precise, context-specific illumination and cohesive, minimalist aesthetics.
“In Gunnar, we’re exploring hierarchy in lighting design to efficiently accentuate the different planes of the built environment. It’s a flexible, precise system to define the function and experience of outdoor spaces’ vertical and horizontal layers without requiring excessive, generalized lighting,” says Jordi Muñoz, Chief Marketing Officer at Urbidermis Santa & Cole.
The lighting system centers around Gunnar’s floodlight projector, a robust LED luminaire whose fluted housing subtly recalls the columns of Classical and Neoclassical architectural movements. As this aesthetic is applied across Gunnar’s variety of mounting styles — and as its performance is tailored through Gunnar’s variety of accessories, distributions, outputs, and color temperatures — the system becomes a simple, elegant, and cohesive way to achieve myriad lighting needs.
Wall-mounted, catenary, or pole-mounted in a variety of heights with up to six luminaires per single pole, Gunnar provides layered, multi-functional lighting in urban environments. Further customizability through adjustable mounting arms, different symmetric and asymmetric distributions, different outputs, 3000K and 4000K color temperatures, and diffuser screen accessories precisely ensures the right quantity and quality of light for the right context.
“The power of Gunnar is the framework it creates to make it your own,” describes Landscape Forms Director of Design, Ryan Heiser. “The system builds out from one simple and elegant luminaire, a range of mounting styles and applications to specifically suit your environment and your aesthetic.”
Gunnar arose from the creative mind of Antoni Roselló, a late Urbidermis Santa & Cole author and master multidisciplinary artist. In designing the lighting family, Roselló was inspired by the work of Swedish architect Gunnar Asplund. Celebrating Asplund’s reinterpretation of classical architectural orders, Gunnar’s aesthetic represents a unique convergence of architectural styles which, in turn, enables the lighting system to be comfortably at home in more settings.
Published on November 4, 2022