Anello is an urban lighting system designed by architect Marc Aurel as part of a project to renovate the historic centre of Poitiers. It is designed to set an object belonging to the domestic imagination in a public space. The circular shape is inspired by a large ring with prominent edges with geometrical patterns on the surface: the structure of the optical compartment is in polished black cast aluminium with a transparent methacrylate screen on the outside and pyramid-like decorative elements on the inside, which generate an unusual optical effect.
Two versions are available: one for general downlight emission, the other with up/down emission. Up lighting involves one to five LED modules that can be adjusted to 30° to highlight elements in the surrounding environment. The number of modules can be changed on request. General lighting envisages an optical unit with warm white monochromatic LEDs, while neutral white LEDs are used to illuminate decorative elements.