Archive for the ‘light’ Category
”Det er en fantastisk opptur for hele K8 teamet å få en slik internasjonal bekreftelse etter å ha investert tusenvis av timer etter at det ble vist for første gang under Beyond Risør juni 2010.”
Marius Andresen og Oliver Butstraen fra K8 dro til Los Angeles og mottok den prestisjetunge prisen 15. mai. K8 ble tildelt tredjeprisen i IDA International Design Award med solcellelampen Bell i kategorien for ”Sustainable Living/Environmental Preservation-Proffessional, Alternative energy Source Equipment.
How simple a light do you want for your desktop? How about one with a couple joints, a base, a wire, and a bit of shine? Well hay! We’ve got that right here! Designed by Swedish design and architecture studio TAF for Scandinavian design company Muuto. One of the most prominent hopes for this project was to project the idea of Honesty. That’s why all bolts, joints, and screws are emphasized.
This Wood Lamp is made of pine approximately 50 cm tall and it comes with either a green or white cord.
This permanent architectural installation is made of thousands of identical modules, organised in a non-repeating growth pattern. Their form, abstracted from the geometry of leaves, reflect nature. A combination of daylight and artificial light sweeping through the work recalls the activity of cells within a leaf, leaves in a forest canopy, or a city seen from the air.
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The bar is an illuminated oasis situated amongst the hustle and bustle within hall A of the fairgrounds. Entitled “dimensions”, Lervik’s light installation, originally created for insurance company Skandia, consists of 1728 heads – half male, half female – which are meant to symbolize the employees of the company.
Swedish industrial designer Jesper Jonsson created a clock without a face: ”Movement of a moment”. It uses changes in light to depict the time. In the piece, an hour and minute hand hidden at the back of the clock cause breaks in the clock’s ambient glow. In this way the time is read in the conventional method, but cued by a more subtle visual. A reference to the rhythm of natural daylight.
This film explores playful uses for the increasingly ubiquitous ‘glowing rectangles’ that inhabit the world.
“We use photographic and animation techniques that were developed to draw moving 3-dimensional typography and objects with an iPad. In dark environments, we play movies on the surface of the iPad that extrude 3-d light forms as they move through the exposure. Multiple exposures with slightly different movies make up the stop-frame animation.”
A surprisingly straightforward table lamp, developed with profound care, Tua is inspired by the palm of the hand containing a light: a reassuring pose transformed into a single, shaped metal plane that becomes both the support and screen for the lamp. Its simplicity enhances the elegance with which every detail has been designed: the wide angle of its bend, the subtraction of material from one of the two sides and the treatment of the rounded corners. These are details that give a soft, overall continuity to the design and help enhance its friendly, discrete, relaxed nature.
The light source is hidden under the fold that has a fine slot to both reduce heat and add further aesthetic value. When the lamp is on, the light creates a pleasantly intimate glow, indirectly cast by reflection off its supporting surface.
Its bend is a single gesture that gives the object a three-dimensional aspect. The one-piece thick metal component enhances its physical value and resistance. A single colour – pure white – defines the volumes by contrast and reveals the character of a light whose discrete charm is suitable for any environment, from a reading light on a beside table to a spotlight on a worktable. Contemporary and seductive, Tua creates an intimate relationship with whoever chooses it, not only for its function, but because its design is solid and unmistakeable.
Plumen is the antithesis of low energy light bulbs as we know them. Rather than hide the unappealing traditional compact fluorescent light behind boring utility, Plumen 001 is a bulb you’ll want on show.
The Plumen bulb uses 80% less energy and lasts 8 times longer than incandescent bulbs, giving you the opportunity to purchase an ecological product with style. It works just like any low energy bulb but it has a lot more presence.
“It’s strange that the bulb, an object so synonymous with ideas, is almost entirely absent of imagination.”
The name Plumen comes from ‘plume’ – the bird’s decorative feather, designed to attract attention to its’ prowess and beauty. We believe our designs do the same for the neglected low energy light bulb.