The roots of Koen Van Guijze's Sofisticato collection for Serax lie in architecture. This series of timeless, minimalist luminaires combines brutalism with refined elegance. With dimensions that are inspired by the golden ratio, the brass bars and manually blued steel tubes encompass one or two sockets for bulbs or spotlights. Depending on the intended use, the Antwerp designer takes the basic design a step further with each luminaire. As mood lamps or work lighting, on the floor, on the ceiling or on the wall, the Sofisticato luminaires are always the answer to your lighting needs.
Koen Van Guijze: “I wanted to translate the pure, the truly brutal aspect of brutalist architecture into a collection of luminaires.”
The Sofisticato collection owes its raw, timeless beauty to the minimalist design and the frequent use of blue steel. Or as Koen Van Guijze describes it: “A straightforward material, fashioned by human hands, not spat out by a machine.” Every single part is manually milled, turned, sawn, drilled, and welded by craftsmen. Then the steel is heated and carefully polished by hand. This procedure makes the steel rust-resistant, in addition to giving it its characteristic blue glow. All luminaires in the collection can be perfectly combined, and the brass Sofisticato Wall Light 170 and Wall Light 340 provide an original, contrasting touch.