In 2012, Peugeot presented the innovator concept car Onyx, with a bodywork composed of carbon fiber and copper, a minimalist cabin made with a block of Newspaper Wood and a hybrid engine that developed 600 hp. This revolutionary vehicle has been the inspiration for the Onyx lamp series, formed by a "chandelier" and two types of suspended lamps.
Elegantly descending from the ceiling, the three-meter-long Onyx chandelier practically touches the floor. Composed of a single piece of banyan wood from Indonesia, it presents a technological claw, made with the latest 3D printing techniques. Its shapes, drawn and adjusted to the millimeter to the raw wood, make the integration invisible.
For its part, the Onyx suspended lamp is made of Newspaper Wood, a material made from recycled newspapers that achieves the appearance of a select wood, with veins and a unique softness, which surrounds a shiny copper support. The set has been mounted on an elegant sculpted base made of white porcelain that integrates the luminous elements.
Furthermore, the Peugeot Design Lab has made a series of suspended luminaires made with 3D printing, halfway between the exclusive custom-made world of the Onyx lamp and the hanging lamps produced in Newspaper Wood series.Peugeot launched in June 2012 the Peugeot Design Lab, a global brand design studio serving external clients. Its main mission is the design of products, services and brand experiences in all sectors of activity outside the automobile.