Flat Bulb designed by Korean designer Joonhuyn Kim, has a volume that is 1/3 smaller than ordinary bulbs. Its unique the flat shape takes care of the problem of rolling away, faced by ordinary bulbs (consequently preventing breakage). But what really makes this bulb special is that it reduces the cost of packing and transport and its unique shape allows it an easy storage. Wow!
Archive for lighting
I’d earlier featured another work of Israeli artist and designer Tomer Sapir- Prostheses. This work – Unit1.1 is a bedside table that has an built-in alarm clock that is synchronized to the user’s sleep cycles. This is one designer who never ceases to amaze me with his concepts. Love it for its ‘alien-ness’! In fact, it also reminds me of the ‘big brother is watching’ concepts right out of Kafka and George Orwell’s books.
In that spirit of taking the austere beauty of industrial light fixtures and adapting them for home interiors, Pottery Barn has taken the bare essentials of lighting – wires, sockets and bulbs – and elevated them to a lofty aesthetic. The chandelier can be hung in any configuration to suit any room’s decor. Ten fabric-covered cords extend from a circular bronzed ceiling plate, with clear oversized bulbs that have visible filaments. The design does do justice to its name- Edison Chandelier, and I quite liked it as much for its elegance as for its quirkiness.
In designing the “Line” furniture system, designer Aykut Erol uses a single no-break line, to transport a work table, hanger, bookshelf, wine rack, CD rack, TV stand and lighting unit to your living space. Minimalism at its purest, the potential for storage is infinite and can be adapted to home or office.Loved it!
The ‘Invisible Streetlight’ designed by Jongoh Lee are another example of the intricate bond between design and technology. The leaves play a role in making the invisible streetlight ‘invisible’ without damaging nature. During daytme, the leaves are almost invisible, mingling with the leaves on the tree, while at night time the leaves come to life with the help of a luminance sensor.
The leaves emits light at nighttime by saving energy from sunlight during the day. The most innovative element of Invisible Streetlight is that it does not require a support because the flexible body in the shape of tree branch is directly installed to the trees lining a street. Installation is simple in parks and outskirts of urban centers, and the Invisible Streetlight does not spoil scenic beauty of the surrounding areas. But yes, you need tree-lined streets for this amazing concept to work well.
Part of Dutch designer Pieke Bergmans on-going Design Virus series, Light Blubs are hand-blown crystal light bulbs containing LEDs. The designer says – “You may wonder: What is a light blub?? The answer is simple: it is a light bulb that has gone way out of line. Infected by the dreaded Design Virus, these Blubs have taken on all kinds of forms and sizes you wouldn’t expect from such well behaving and reliable little products. Nevertheless, they seem to be enjoying their new free existences.”
I love the free-flowing forms that lend that fluid quality to light. Its a great step towards looking beyond the established forms and shapes of things.And I particularly liked the last pic – of the table lamp….you really feel that the lights gonna flow away!
Loved the Buttefly Light designed by VINTA. Inspired by the act of folding paper, this is a light that gives a poetic feel to the space, like a butterfly flying around in silence. Beautiful! As I said, this one does create a flutter!
Loved both these cardboard lamps – Not a Box and Not a Lamp – designed by David Grass. Simple, with a do-it-yourself feel and a little gimmicky. Found them at HUH.
Simply adore these lights designed specially for Leigh Harmer. Amazing simplicity of concept, design and execution! Loved the fish inside the ‘cat’ and the x’ray view of the ‘dog’. They come in color too, if you so fancy.
Loved this minimal light fixture designed by Smith & Whitman. It’s called ‘Beam’ and is a slender piece of wood that gives out warm white light. I like the way the ends are painted in blue to add just that little bit of extra charm to the piece.