The Hyphen collection

The Quebec-based lighting practice d’Armes, led by designers Alexandre Joncas and Gildas Le Bars, will debut Hyphen, a modular lighting collection consisting of three pieces: the Hyphe Pendant, Hyphen Table Simple, and Hyphen Table Double. The new collection was presented for the first time at this year's International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF), which took place at the Javits Centre in New York from 15-17 May 2022.


Configurations of Hyphen Pendant in Chromatic Black
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Derived from the ancient Greek ὑφ' ἕν (huph' hén), Hyphen designates the union of two opposites as one; warm, soft, and sensitive porcelain, and cold, strong, and brilliant steel. Each piece will be available in several materials and finishes, including chromatic black cast steel, blasted black steel cast iron, and matte white porcelain.


Hyphen Pendant in Chromatic Black
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Hyphen Table simple in Sandy Black
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Hyphen Pendant in Natural Porcelaine
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Hyphen's curved luminaires can be used for hanging or standing. Hanging, the Hyphen collection's two cylindrical bodies are joined by a pivot offering multiple light positions and orientations, projecting a soft directional light. Standing, Hyphen is deployed in one or two parts that can be arranged in multiple ways thanks to a support system that perfectly fits their shapes, and features built-in touch dimmers for ease of use. Like every d'Armes luminaire, Hyphen is designed and manufactured in Morin-Heights, Quebec. Staying true to the practice's philosophy of working closely with specialized experts and skilled local artisans, the porcelain pieces used in Hyphen are made in the same village by ceramic artist, Gréta Jonckheere, who applied her expertise to help develop the collection. Each collection piece is made individually using custom-made porcelain molds, and is handled with the utmost care, requiring several manufacturing phases spread over multiple days. With sustainability in mind, Hyphen comes in plastic-free packaging made of recycled, recyclable, and biodegradable cardboard, and is delivered using worldwide carbon-neutral shipping.


Configurations of Hyphen Pendant in Sandy Black
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Hyphen Pendant & Hyphen Table double in Natural Porcelaine
Photo credit: Javier Wainstein

About d’Armes

d'Armes is a design studio that creates both enigmatic and modern lighting with a poetic and singular approach. Nestled between the lakes and mountains of eastern Canada, a team of professionals, designers, and artisans craft refined, distinct, and timeless lighting with unusual and disparate elements that elicit unique emotional responses. Gréta Jonckheere is a ceramicist based in Quebec, Canada who is renowned for her ceramic objects, including vases, bowls, and jewelry. Gréta also teaches pottery classes in her studio, located on the shores of Lac Noiret, Quebec.