…something more majestic and stable
Aug 29, 2016 by dgv
A small machine is ideal for short flights, joy riding the heavens, or sight seeing among the clouds; but there is something more majestic and stable about the big bombers which a pilot begins to love. An exquisite community grows up between machine and pilot; each, as it were, merges into the other. The machine is rudimentary and the pilot the intellectual force. The levers and controls are the nervous system of the machine, through which the will of the pilot may be expressed — and expressed to an infinitely fine degree. A flying-machine is something entirely apart from and above all other contrivances of man’s ingenuity.
The aeroplane is the nearest thing to animate life that man has created. In the air a machine ceases indeed to be a mere piece of mechanism; it becomes animate and is capable not only of primary guidance and control, but actually of expressing a pilot’s temperament.
— Sir Ross Smith, K.B.E., March 1921
Inspiration was drawn from Seattle’s history of aeronautical construction for BOMBER, a 36” diameter hand-shaped aluminum shade with paired aluminum solid rivet connections.
Shade fabrication is completed entirely on site in Resolute’s shop: the composite LED array bed is cut on the CNC router; metal panels are sheared, hand beaten, smoothed on an English wheel, bead rolled, and finally hand rubbed.
The 40W universal voltage fixtures are illuminated with six LED array modules. A Lutron driver offers the smoothest and most gradual fade-to-black dimming available and is equally suitable to whole building and single room solutions. Daylighting, motion sensors, and remote control functions are all supported. 0-10v dimming is also available.
Openings in the top array bed allow gentle reflected uplight. A lightweight fabric bottom diffusion disk removes easily for cleaning.
Custom interior shade color, company graphics, contrasting rivets, colorful cloth covered cord, or other embellishment can make the fixture unique to its location.
BOMBERS are hand crafted to order.
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