Nox
design by Alfredo Häberli
Nocturnal Spirit
Induction Wireless Portable Luminaire, 2017

Nox embodies the playful and innovative energy of Alfredo Häberli in a softly beautiful portable luminaire. Named for ‘night’ in Latin, Nox in its very essence invites being moved around to embellish and brighten up everyday life, both indoors and outdoors.

Distinctive to Nox is its wireless charging system with induction technology, enabling this sophisticated and highly versatile lamp to be used unplugged. The luminaire is composed of four elements: a charging base, an anodized aluminium body containing the charging system, a hand-blown opaline glass diffuser and a simple handle.

Featuring a touch dimmer, Nox can provide ample light for reading and a cosy soft light when dimmed. Ideal as a bedside lamp, Nox can be picked up and carried to the balcony, and with its rich materials it also seems perfectly at home on the dinner table. Nox is Alfredo Häberli’s first lamp design for Astep. The internationally established designer is known for designs that combine tradition with innovation, thus exploring a creative landscape of crafts, interaction and evolution that is equally essential to Astep.

Nox is assembled in Italy of high-quality materials such as opaline glass and aluminium and provides up to fifteen hours of use when fully charged, leaving plenty of time to explore the night.

Technical Specifications
TypePortable Table Luminaire
EnvironmentIndoor
MaterialsOpaline Glass, Anodized Aluminum
FinishWhite Diffuser, Anodized Aluminum Body, Anodized Aluminum Charging Base
Dimensions∅ 224 x 305 mm (325mm with charging base)
ConnectivityMicro USB Port
Light Source8 LED, 2700K 400lm, CRI85, Touch Dimming
Duration15 Hours
Charging SystemWireless Electromagnetic Induction
Alfredo Häberli

For many years, Zurich has been home to Alfredo Häberli and his playful design developments. Before resettling in Switzerland with his family in 1977, Alfredo grew up in Argentina, and his work is strongly influenced by his childhood experiences and native country. He works with great emotion, energy and curiosity and benefits from having a visionary mindset, a serious attitude and a keen sense of details. The result is a collected work imbued with a strong expression and inherent emotionality and beauty.

Alfredo Häberli graduated, with distinction, as an industrial designer in 1991 and effortlessly combines tradition and innovation in every aspect of his work, from product designs for leading international design companies to architectural projects such as the Camper shops in Rome, Barcelona, San Sebastian, Zurich and Paris with their diverse, evocative looks.

His most extensive project so far is 25hours Hotel Zurich West (2012), where he was responsible for the interior decoration, choosing a design that mirrors the city with more than 60 bespoke items that create an artistic, allusive atmosphere. Among Alfredo Häberli’s many talents are also exhibition design, curating and scenography.

Numerous awards and honours have been granted to Alfredo Häberli, including ‘Guest of Honour’ at the 20th Biennale of Design in Kortrijk (2006), ‘Designer of the Year’ by Architektur & Wohnen magazine (2009) and the ‘Swiss Grand Prix of Design’ from the Swiss Federal Office of Culture (2014).

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