Press Release | Model .012 by Guto Requena

May 26, 2017

Decimal is pleased to announce the launch of its model .012 designed by the Brazilian architect and designer Guto Requena. Highly in line with the Decimal philosophy, Guto incorporates digital design and manufacturing technologies to blur the line between design, engineering, and art. Also called Life Lamp, model .012 has three overlapping 3D printed volumes physically interconnected as a rhizome. Which combined with the soft high-CRI light of the Decimal LED module, create a beautiful glowing object resembling a heart. In the author’s own words:

Life Lamp was created to represent a life cycle. It is a sensible object composed of several layers and a unique shade that produces a complex image expressing the paths and surprises of our existence.

Three audio files were used in the programming of its generative design: The audio of a baby´s rapid heartbeat while still in the womb, the heartbeat of a 35-year-old and finally heartbeat of an elder of 80 years old. These data were used as parameters in software that drew them as lines of varied width and branching and that resulted in the lamp.

Retail Details

Model .012 is available for purchase as of June 19, 2018 at and through Decimal stockists.

Module Options

Black / Black

Black / Gold

Black / Silver

Shade Color Options










All variants for model .012 retail for $490 CAD within Canada and $370 USD internationally. All prices exclude taxes and applicable import expenses.

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Designer Guto Requena

Guto Requena was born in Sorocaba, Sao Paulo State, Brazil in 1979. He is an architect with a Master in Architecture & Urban Planning from USP - University of São Paulo.

In 2008, Guto founded Estudio Guto Requena. Since then, he has won several awards, and lectured and exhibited in more than 20 countries worldwide. Between 2012 and 2015, Guto wrote a column about design, architecture and urbanism at Folha de São Paulo, one of the major Brazilian newspapers, and collaborated as well with several magazines. Since 2011, Guto has been creating, screenwriting and hosting TV, web and cinema series.

Guto Requena Studio’s research seeks to unite affections and technologies in projects investigating the impact of digital culture through design.

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Note for editors

Decimal is a Vancouver and Mexico City based company that develops and manufactures state-of-the-art 3D printed light fixtures. Decimal embraces today’s technological revolution by integrating design and technology to produce ingenious, unique, and forward-thinking lighting products. By engineering cutting-edge LED modules and pairing them with customizable high-grade 3D printed shades, Decimal is creating new era lighting products.

Decimal light fixtures feature unique forms made possible through additive manufacturing, and are customizable to a variety of attractive colors and finishings. All Decimal shades are designed by tech-savvy designers across the globe, making Decimal a collaborative platform with the goal of pushing the boundaries of lighting. Decimal’s product line is intended for people across the globe who are passionate about design and technology.


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