Even though we’ve been told not to look directly into bright lights, I promise you can’t stop gazing at this beautiful glowing fixture. When I came across the Scintilla X Crosset X Sheppard light collection, I felt like I had been transported into a dystopian future or a luxury spaceship. The design of the fixtures conveys a distinct, futuristic aesthetic with minimal design cues. The individual pieces look a bit like a cross between a diamond and an ice sculpture, two images that connate luxury in the eyes of the world.
A unique quality of this lighting fixture is the customization of its design. The images below show off different configurations of the Scintilla lights, which essentially create various shapes and silhouettes using one modular piece. The pieces can hang loosely like dangling icicles, attach as a halo shaped like a four-leaf-clover, or connect in other ways to suit your style and living space. Your only limitation is your imagination – take these individual shapes and create an artistic shape to give your space an eccentric look or use singular lights individually, creating spot/accent lights to create a cozy yet comfortable space.
The Scintilla fixture is so minimal, yet it is the first thing you notice when you walk into a room. Christmas is coming up right now and one thing is for sure, these lights are in my bucket list!
I understand that everyone wants this year to end as soon as possible, but Jeff Lieberman’s iconic installation, the Slow Dance, makes the case for slowing time down so you can focus on and appreciate the beauty of nature, physics, and life. The Slow Dance is a frame that has the ability to stretch time through an optical illusion, allowing you to almost get carried away to a magical new world. Built with an electromagnetic vibrator and a strobe-light that work together with impeccable accuracy, the Slow Dance frame makes things inside it flutter in an invisible breeze, in slow-motion. You could be in a room with absolutely no wind and the feather or flower still sways on its own in that hypnotic slow speed – like nature’s own fidget spinner.
Designed to be an art installation you can hang on a wall or place on a mantelpiece and stare at for hours, the Slow Dance lets you mount a variety of things within its magical frame, from feathers to flowers, to even interesting looking leaves. Switch it on, and the object within the frame begins fluttering in slow motion, without any external stimulus (you should really check out the video above). The illusion relies on two core components – a precisely engineered system within the Slow Dance’s frame, and your eye’s ability to see in 24 frames per second. The engineering lies in an electromagnet that causes the feather/flower/leaf to flutter away, and LED lighting built into the frame’s inner edge that strobes/flickers at a precisely calculated rate to make that chaotic flutter seem like slow-motion choreography. Regardless of the object you secure to the Slow Dance, it flutters magically in slow motion perfectly, making you experience time slowly. In fact, the Slow Dance comes with additional modes too, allowing you to choose between the slow-motion flutter to a clone-mode that lets you create two instances of the same object, and a glitch mode that lets it flicker and jump in time and space!
The Slow Dance is one of those products that’s just designed to make you a child again. Just the way slow-mo scenes in movies are created to make your jaw drop, the Slow Dance inspires a similar feeling, making you want to stare at it for hours as you just appreciate time as a concept, and how physics and biology come together to create something so powerful and moving (literally, and emotionally!) The Slow Dance was originally envisioned by Jeff Lieberman as a gift for his friends, but the overwhelmingly positive response he received for his product prompted him to take it to Kickstarter, delivering over 2500 units, and garnering the attention of publications like WIRED, TechCrunch, and Fast Company. It’s no secret that the Slow Dance makes an incredible gift (after all, it started off as one), and if you’re looking for a mesmerizing home-decoration for your Thanksgiving party, or for a gift to give a loved one this upcoming holiday season, you can head down and grab yourself one of these visual-wonders for yourself. Don’t forget to use our special Thanksgiving Discount Code that gives you a cool 20% off!
The Slow Dance is a picture frame that makes real objects appear to move in slow motion. By taking advantage of the limits of human visual perception, this optical illusion sculpture appears to be doing the impossible — right before your eyes. Slow Dance combines technology, science, and art, in order to remind us of the natural mystery, beauty, and wonder that surround us every day.
Jeff Lieberman explores the connections between the arts, sciences, education, creativity, and consciousness. He hosted ‘Time Warp’ on the Discovery Channel, using technology to see beyond the limits of our normal human perception. He shows technological sculptures around the world, to bring people an emotional and mystical connection with science and the universe. Having finished four degrees at MIT (BS: Physics, Math, MS: Mech. Engineering, Media Arts and Sciences), he is exploring the applications of technology to evolving and shifting human consciousness. He wants beauty, wonder, and love in your life, now!
Play & Experiment!
You bring the objects to Slow Dance — it is a blank canvas for you to compose. From weeds on the street to flowers in the garden to bird feathers, each object will reveal a new slow motion world.
It will change how you will see plants and other objects forever. Different modes allow you to cycle through different dance patterns, some slow and smooth, and others that make the object appear to jump through space.
Architects construct houses according to the needs and wishes of their clients. The structural shape, the window arches, and the door frame all come into question. Sometimes that client is a cat. The designers with Build Tiny recently built and completed a tiny house in October of 2020 called Cyril House, which was warmly named after the (human) client’s grandfather who loved tiny houses. The tiny house has all the perks we’ve come to expect and enjoy inside the walls of tiny homes, but Cyril House was also built for cats.
Coming in at 8 x 2.7 m, with a steel frame and aluminum exterior, the Cyril House is a double-decker one-bedroom with a full-size kitchen, lounge area, bathroom, and home office. Resting on a double-axle trailer, this tiny home comes with a high ceiling that opens up the tiny home even further for you and your feline friend. Mounted between the office and the loft bedroom, carpeted shelves stagger between one another for your cat to traverse while you study or get work done in the home office upstairs. Across the way, you’ll find the main queen-sized bedroom with plenty of storage space and even a hollowed-out rectangular space so that you can get ready for your day without hitting your head against the ceiling. Moving down the ladder to the living area of the tiny house, the full-sized kitchen is outfitted with a built-in gas heater, dishwasher, four-burner gas stovetop, oven, full-sized refrigerator, and plenty of storage space and pantries.
Then, continuing through a cavity sliding door, into the bathroom, you’ll find plenty of floor space for your cat’s litterbox as the designers at Build Tiny designed the bathroom to optimize its overall space, so that homeowners can enjoy spacious showers and plenty of room for hygienic routines. Residents can also dry off comfortably inside the shower even on the coldest of mornings thanks to the heat-retention capabilities of the integrated shower dome. The designers also installed a Natureshead composting toilet inside the bathroom to enhance the tiny house’s overall commitment to sustainability. Just outside the bathroom, Build Tiny integrated a solar storage cupboard into one of the home’s side facades, so that excess solar energy can be stored with you instead of sending it back to the grid. In addition to the energy-efficient, integrated solar energy panels, there are plans for a future fireplace to heat the home from the living room’s corner and a gas califont provides hot water for the tiny home. You and your cat will feel right at home inside of this very big, tiny home.
When it comes to robots, there is a sense of wonder and fear that enters our minds. Given the job losses happening in the world and the speed at which technology is evolving, the only way we can progress is if we embrace technology and its advancement and make them our sidekicks! The designs showcased here today are great examples of the advancement in robotic technology and how they play pivotal roles in our lives – from being a faithful pet to you to repairing your luxury cars, these are assistant’s designed to improve your life!
Meet the Bittle by Rongzhong Li, and if it looks vaguely familiar, it’s because it most certainly is. Modeled on the design of the popular Boston Dynamics robot dog, Spot, the Bittle features a similar design + color scheme, and crushes the notion that an old dog can’t learn new tricks because Bittle runs entirely on Arduino, and can be quite literally programmed to do all sorts of things! You can either look at Bittle as a STEM project for your child, or a really interesting toy for adults to play and tinker with. The robot comes with a plastic body that doesn’t take long to assemble and features a modular body, which means you can either build the Bittle without a head or tail (sort of like Boston Dynamics’ Spot) or add them on for good measure and make your toy look more playful and less creepy.
Carlo Ratti’s Scribit is a small printer with big ambitions and the ability to take on the biggest canvases possible. Scribit is a robot that allows users to draw on walls, whiteboards, pieces of glass, or plastered drywall. Suspending itself from the uppermost corners, the Scribit can pretty accurately track coordinates (like a delta 3D printer, but without the Z-axis) and create artworks on massive walls using the CMYK markers within its design. Using whiteboard markers to create complex artworks, the artworks can also be erased and replaced with new ones from time to time, allowing massive walls to turn into dynamic canvases for art, information, or advertisement.
Mohamed Halawany’s Microsoft Azure Robot design was recently recognized by Behance for its intricate render and friendly, futuristic personality. Depending on what each situation needs, Azure, will compute real-time in the robot in order to deliver help with speed and without any latency. Azure is run by Artificial Intelligence that provides users with a customizable space to work, save, share, and connect through multi-functional, serverless software. Halawany’s robot renders for Microsoft Middle East, mimics the physical disposition of a human being, but operates through AI on a serverless, scalable platform. The main screen on Halawany’s rendering of a robot is the classic homepage for Microsoft users: a grid, lined with applications and software analytics, that organizes all a user might need in order to put the functions of an autonomous robot to use.
Dog bots will probably be a hybrid of a smart pet and a household assistant, I imagine features like security cameras for the eyes while still being sweet enough to bring you your newspaper and waking you up in the morning. Samsung’s dog bot concept by Gaetano De Cicco may have the benefit of being low maintenance, they won’t require mandatory walks on days when you’re sick or make you panic if you forget leaving their food out during emergencies. And as you can guess, they definitely won’t be troublesome during bath time. So for the future, it actually sounds like a practical option because AI will be able to mimic a dog’s behavior closely but what about our conditioned behavior towards dogs? This conceptual Samsung dog bot replaces the dog’s features with a screen, so instead of a confused head tilt the face aka screen of the robot will show you a question mark.
An airport in Lyon, France is debuting a robot designed by Stanley Robotics, which will latch onto your car and park it for you as you rush to board your flight. Given that parking your car on a tight schedule can often result in a loss of precious minutes, the Lyon Airport is relying on an army of car-parking bots that gently carry your car to the nearest vacant spot. The parking system is entirely powered by A.I. and requires no human assistance. It also means you save precious minutes instead of circling the parking lot looking for an empty space. Parking your car at the airport is relatively simple. Drive right into the parking bay and input your flight (and return) details into the kiosk beside the parking bay.
The Crafty Robot democratizes this technology and helping everyone have access to the tools to build robots that perform tasks as complex as detect objects and follow them, or as simple and pleasant as deliver your cup of tea to you. The $40 robot comes in three types. An A.I. Bot that you can assemble using the cardboard net provided, and mount your smartphone onto. The A.I. Bot taps into your smartphone’s camera, using it to detect moving objects in its vicinity and follow or chase them around (I imagine this would be great to try on tiny pets). A Teabot (yes that’s literally what it’s called) comes with a tray that can carry anything from cups of tea to glasses of mimosas around your house, using your smartphone as a remote control. A third variant, the Unicorn bot, exists only because unicorns and robots as a combination seem like it’s destined for greatness!
Rolls-Royce has designed tiny robots called SWARM that gets deployed within their jet engines to run reconnaissance and inspections. A part of RR’s IntelligentEngine program, the SWARM gets deployed into intricate parts of the engine, giving engineers real-time feedback on performance, wear-tear, etc. The visual data collected by these tiny robots would be used “alongside the millions of data points already generated by today’s engines as part of their Engine Health Monitoring systems.” They’ll work alongside snake-shaped INSPECT robots, providing inspection services, while remote boreblending robots will take on maintenance activities.
The Stanford Pupper Quadriped Robot requires a fair bit of technical expertise, though, and can take anywhere from 4-10 hours to build. The cost of building the robot depends partly on whether you have a few key elements. If you’ve got a Raspberry Pi 4 and a PS4 controller handy, things should be a breeze (resources and code can be found on links available on the Stanford Student Robotics website). You’ll also need a few elements for the frame, like a carbon fiber plate and a few 3D printed PLA parts, although the guys at Stanford make it easy by letting you buy the pre-fab parts from a website.
Every so often a product pops up that we can’t quite believe exists… and the incredible Hexbot is one of them! Hexbot is an all-in-one robot arm that is fit for anyone’s desktop. This interchangeable device can assist makers and designers in bringing their creations to life… and with insane precision! The modules satisfyingly clip onto the end of the arm, each offering a unique and usable function; from laser engraving, which allows for the creations of mesmerizing pieces of art or personalized gifts, right through to 3D printing, allowing your creations to come to life!
As far as robotics and 3D animation are concerned, the eyes are an extremely complex part only because they’re so expressive, that it’s a challenge to make them look believable, but the SEER (Simulative Emotional Expression Robot) seems to have cracked the surface of the problem. The humanoid robot Sophia may look like a human, but the minute she begins looking around or talking, you immediately notice that something’s off. Sophia’s eyes and eyebrows don’t move as naturally as ours do, but the SEER robot’s eyes are so damn expressive, you tend to forget you’re looking at mechanics and you instantly tend to lower your guard around it. SEER’s eyes look human, and more importantly, feel innocent, and real.
Kintsugi is the art of mending broken ceramics using gold to seal the cracks… but what if the cracks were celebrated as a design detail instead? What if the cracks revealed something even beautiful underneath? The Teno lamp + speaker’s reveal is as poetic as life emerging from behind cracked egg-shells. The lamp-speaker uses a cracked exterior that gently separates into two. As the crack widens, you begin to the signs of life underneath as the lamp below is revealed, shining through the cracks with its life-affirming message of hope… but Teno isn’t just a lamp, it’s a Bluetooth speaker too!
Designed to look more artistic and sculpturally beautiful than any lamp or Bluetooth speaker you’ve ever seen, Teno is truly about the beauty within. The outer surface comes in the shape of a hemisphere with a crack running through its center (the crack’s even edge-painted gold for added flair). Separate the two halves of the hemisphere, and a lamp within automatically switches on, creating perhaps one of the most unusually pleasing interactions of all time. Pull the halves further apart, and you switch on the Bluetooth speaker within, allowing your light to come to life with sound too!
There’s something clearly very nourishing about Teno’s design. It isn’t conventional by a stretch, and the very idea was to create a work of art that speaks to you emotionally, rather than being just another fancy lamp or speaker with great specs. Designed by Max Gunawan, who also created the wildly popular Lumio book-shaped lamp that won multiple design awards (including the Red Dot and Good Design Award) and was inducted into the Museum of Modern Art, Teno shares a lot of the same values as its book-light sibling. Its non-traditional design aside, Teno is all about how you interact with it. The bowl-shaped outer body comes cast in resin and sand, deviating entirely from the plastic, fabric, and metal you’d find in other lamps and speakers. There’s truly a sense of wonder and childlike curiosity about separating the two halves to reveal the lamp and speaker within, which goes above and beyond turning lamps on with switches, or saying ‘Hey Alexa’ to make your speaker play music to you. Teno isn’t designed to look like a high-tech mass-produced item. It feels almost precious and relic-like, and that crack running across its center reinforces the idea of Kintsugi, that old, or broken products shouldn’t necessarily be replaced by new ones, and that there’s magic in imperfections – an idea that clearly shines through with Teno.
Within the heart of Teno, underneath its two-piece shell, sits a 250 lumens lamp that emits a warm glow, enough to wash a room with ambient light. The upper surface is touch-responsive, allowing you to tap the top to change its brightness, and a discreet hub of magnetic contact-points below lets you charge the Teno using a proprietary charger. Under the lamp sits a powerful 45mm full-range audio driver that pumps rich sound through the high-grade acoustic fabric when the bowl is fully open. Teno comes with Bluetooth 5.0, letting you connect your phone to play music or answer calls. You can slide your finger gradually up and down the side of the bowl to control playback volume (it’s much more enjoyable than pressing those volume buttons on your phone, I assure you), or tap the top of the bowl to answer a call. Teno even comes with a built-in noise-canceling microphone to let you have hands-free conversations accompanied by crisp audio from that massive 45mm driver.
Just like the Lumio Book Lamp, Teno reinvents and reimagines a regular product that we take for granted. It is, no doubt, the culmination of a lot of tech on the inside that work together to create the seamless experience you see in the video above, but ultimately the Teno tries to convey a message that has depth, unlike products from Apple, Google, and Amazon which are literally designed to go obsolete annually, as new models launch each year. Designed to last, Teno tries to create a new sort of relationship with its user. By echoing the philosophies of Kintsugi, and by being just so radically different in its approach, Teno hopes to break the cycle of yearly upgrades, giving a product you fall in love with each day, and cherish for years to come!
Teno is a beautifully crafted bowl sculpture made from natural sand. When cracked open, it comes alive; revealing soft, warm light that you can adjust with a simple tap. When fully open, it’s a powerful speaker, releasing a rich sound that you control through touch.
Features & Benefits
A New Aesthetic – Lumio designed Teno with an entirely different look and feel in mind: a celebration of the perfection in the imperfect. The world doesn’t need any more sleek plastic surfaces.
High-quality Sound – Teno is equipped with a powerful 45mm full-range driver that delivers deep bass and crystal-clear treble… all from an unseen source, emanating almost magically with the soft glow of this unusual bowl sculpture.
Intuitive & Unique design – Teno is designed to delight. You crack it open to switch it on. It comes alive with intuitive finger gestures. Piece it back together to turn it off.
Tactile & Durable – The textured natural sand on the outside feels like you’re holding a piece of nature in your hands, while the hard inner shell provides the durability and precision that its technology requires.
Defies Obsolescence – Teno is designed to be timeless. And unlike so many products marketed today, it develops the kind of patina that only makes it more beautiful over the years.
Portable – At 5” in diameter, Teno fits neatly in the palm of your hand. It’s small enough to be portable but substantial enough to feel solid.
Designed To Connect – Far from being another distracting piece of technology, Teno is for connecting with yourself and with your environment. Hold it in your hands and its vibrations impart a meditative feel — we like to think of it as modern interpretation of a sound bowl. Its radiant light creates the kind of calming atmosphere we could all use a little more of.
“This project began with a walk in the forest. On this day a few years ago, I found myself surrounded by the sounds of nature, birds chirping and water streaming in the distance — without seeing where they were coming from. It felt magical. I went home and got to work.
I set about creating a speaker that employed a similar magic, hiding the source of its sound. I found myself inspired by kintsugi, the Japanese art of piecing together broken parts rather than throwing them away. The technology is unexpectedly revealed as you break the object and piece it back together.
I want to break the cycle of yearly upgrades and obsolescence. I want to focus instead on delight, beauty, and quiet joy — that feeling that I get when I drink my morning coffee from an old ceramic cup that’s only gotten more beautiful over time. Teno is very much inspired by this idea of hanging on to the few precious pieces that we have at home” Max Gunawan – Founder of Lumio
Teno in Action – How to Use It
Super Simple & Intuitive – Teno responds to different finger movements across its surface. No instructions needed. Simply break open the shell to turn on the light. Separate the shell fully to activate the speaker. Piece the shell back together to turn it off.
Seamless Music Streaming – Crack the shell fully open to turn on the speaker and stream your favorite music directly from your phone.
Tap To Adjust Brightness – Tap the center top surface to activate the dimmer. There are four levels of brightness to choose from.
Slide Up & Down for Volume – Slide your fingers up and down along the curve of the bowl to control the volume.
Tap To Recieve A Call – Tap the top surface closer to the edge to receive and end a call.
Magnetic Charging – Simply place the discreet charger under the bowl and the magnetic charging head will snap into place. An indicator light signals that it’s charging.
Hi-definition Sound & Microphone – Enjoy crystal-clear voice calls with a built-in high definition noise-cancelling microphone for those online meetings and hands-free calls.
True Wireless Stereo – Enjoy a true wireless stereo experience by pairing two Teno together. You can listen to your music with twice the volume, without the need of any apps. Easily pair two Teno by simply double-tapping the base.
Powerful Sound, Compact Form
Teno is equipped with a state-of-the-art bluetooth 5.0 chip and a 10W class-D amplifier to deliver the most powerful sound while keeping distortions to an absolute minimum. The sound is finely tuned using the advanced DSP technology which allows for a more balanced and comfortable listening experience for all types of music. All this combined with the highest quality neodymium full-range driver and a custom made passive radiator, Teno allows for amazing highs, crystal-clear mid ranges, and a deep powerful bass.
Nanoleaf is still closely associated with its signature light panels, but it’s now diving headlong into the ‘conventional’ smart lighting space dominated by the likes of Philips Hue. The company has introduced an Essentials line that includes its fir...
Aptly named Encore (not just because of the curtain reference but because it’s also Sam Gwilt‘s second lamp for Gantri), this lamp is filled with visual metaphors. It comes 3D-printed in Gantri’s special Plant Polymer (GPP), and even though the body of the lamp’s made entirely out of hard plastic, its curtain-inspired form, combined with the material’s inherent translucency, gives it a delicate, fabric-esque appeal, allowing it to look less industrial and more soft and inviting.
The Encore, just like Gantri x Gwilt’s previous lamp, the Weight, is all about visual poetry. While the Weight flipped the ‘light’ aspect of the lamp, making it something that’s actually visually heavy, Encore is rich with an element of performance. Inspired by the curtains that separate an audience from the stage, the Encore lamp plays the very apt role of stage-lighting that brings the room to life when switched on. The Encore’s switch sits on its power-cord, with a diffuser slider for you to adjust brightness, but cleverly enough, its top-view is a modern reinterpretation of the switch… designed to look like the digital icon found on touchscreen interfaces.
Each Encore lamp comes with an 8.5W E26 LED Bulb on the inside that casts a soft, diffused warm white glow both upwards and downwards, making it a beautiful table-lamp as well as an ambient light. The lamps are available in white, peach, and a rich red that’s reminiscent of theater-curtains. Each lamp is manufactured sustainably using zero-waste 3D-printing at Gantri’s headquarters in California.
Micro-gardening has been a trend in urban areas but it had an explosive growth during the pandemic. Quarantine turned many people into home chefs and having fresh basil to top your pizza brings you a little ‘solace’ during uncertain times. Not everyone has a patio or a rooftop to cultivate microgreens so we turn to Solace – a design that makes growing these vegetables easier and more accessible!
Up to 37 million acres of farmland have been lost to urbanization and climate change between 1997 and 2012 alone – that is 3 acres of agricultural land lost per minute and you can expect the numbers to be a lot more jarring for the years leading up to the present. So how does growing and consuming microgreens help with this issue? For starters, growing microgreens requires less water, no pesticides, minimal land/soil, and they also reduce waste. Microgreens are not only cost-efficient but also 40 times more nutritious in vitamin K, C, E, and more. With product designs like Solace, city-dwellers can ‘reap’ the benefits for their health, wallet and do their bit for the planet.
Solace is a scalable and sustainable solution to grow food in small spaces. It has a system that uses wick moisture with a biostrate grow mat and automatic lighting which makes it easy for beginners to start their home gardens. The appliance is also integrated with an intuitive app that guides you through germination, growing and harvesting phases. The circular design increases the functionality of the product by utilizing available space instead of spreading out further. The growing light also serves as a lovely ambient light or night light – the design has a simple yet futuristic aesthetic – a lot like the Dyson circular fan actually. It has a detachable rechargeable battery and I think if it ever goes into production, the team should consider making the battery solar powered so it makes Solace even more sustainable.
Unlike traditional gardens, Solace is mounted on your wall which saves countertop space or the need to have a patio if you want your own microgreens garden. The award-winning design helps you live more sustainably and healthily while embracing the new normal.
Light fixtures have the potential to give your room the accent piece needed to completely open it up with just the right amount of warm, soft light or bursts of ample, bright light. Designing new and unique light fixtures is no easy feat though and the designers behind HorizON, a suspension lamp with an elliptical form designed and constructed in Italy’s glass-making capital, Murano, took it upon themselves to completely reimagine the future of lighting design.
On the inspiration behind HorizON, the designers say, “HorizON lamp is based on the belief that the industry of the next years won’t only evolve through a constant, technological upgrade of products, but reconsider values such as uniqueness, hand-making, and even ‘imperfection.’” Through HorizON, the creators reconsider design values by transmuting classic, craftsman artistry with 21st-century technological capabilities. HorizON’s final product is comprised of two main parts: a glass bubble crafted through a tried-and-true glassmaking tradition that enwraps its 3D-printed, LED-filled centerpiece.
HorizON’s ultimate glass bubble forms from two separate halves that are individually shaped, ground, and polished by hand in order to resemble two individual, transparent petals. Sculpting the glass petals into their final forms takes upwards of two days to finish. Once the hot glass is shaped and ground into a flower petal, the glassmakers take at least one day for the glass to cool down before polishing it to completion. The glassmaker utilizes CNC-milled molds in order to produce the wavy, dangling glass. CNC-milled molds follow a sculpting process that essentially chisels away at masses of the desired material, which emphasizes both meticulousness through learned craftsmanship and freeform thanks to the human touch. Through this handmade design and construction process, each final piece of artwork is distinct and filled with sought-after imperfections. In between the two glass petals hovers the fixture’s 3D-printed core, which illuminates come night from integrated LED lighting mechanisms.
The bright light emanates from inside golden clouds that meet the outer edges of the 3D-printed core’s semi-transparent, nylon lining. Internal cavities dot the design’s core and offer unique glimmers of light and shadows for your room that change with each manufactured HorizON suspension lamp. Love is in the imperfections with this suspended light fixture design and thankfully, there are as many imperfections as there are reasons for them.
Lighting can easily be overlooked, especially in office settings since work is often prioritized before interior design. The relationship between lighting and quality of work is complementary in that they influence each other. In the morning, we might prefer bright, full sunlight, but come evening time, we might like a dimmer, warmer light from a single lamp. Whatever the case might be, the designers behind Emett, a lighting system for collaborative workspaces, understand the importance of that relationship and took to the drawing boards.
With Emett, the core of the product can be understood through the design process. In order to provide optimal lighting for workspaces, the trio of creators found the design’s anchor in constructing the system around a typical office space. Emett’s adaptability when positioned in different workplaces is thanks to its simplicity. The aluminum base and head of the lamp are constructed using a 3D-printer and the main steel rod, or body, of the lamp structure is closely smelted in order to connect multiple heads and encase the wiring for operation. In order to give workers comfortable and effective lighting, Emett offers refreshing modularity with changeable parts and multi-functioning lamp systems. Each variation of the lamp’s structure allows for users to attach one or multiple lamp heads to the body. Being that this is a system of lamps, a main external driver can be connected to the office space’s electrical room where lighting maintenance for buildings generally takes place.
Additionally, incorporated into each lamp head is a dimming feature that adjusts a light’s intensity for changeable ambiance depending on what sort of work needs to get done. The pendant lamp hangs overhead work desks and group meetings to provide ample, warm lighting, nurturing bursts of creativity while supplying an air of coziness. Meanwhile, the desk and floor lighting fixtures dress up office spaces for general comfort and familiarity. Conveniently, each lamp head can turn 360 degrees to provide the perfect lighting mood to match your energy. Through steady solution-based creativity and clever regards to simplicity, Emett reimagines old and fussy office lamp systems under an everchanging, new light.
Designers: Antoine Gauthier, Maxime Bourgault, and Timothé Duchastel-Paré
Only a magnetic head and support rod make up the elemental concept of the lamp.
The lamp’s head is removable and can singularly attach itself to integrated circuits that protrude from the steel cylinder.
Three different sorts of lamp structures comprise the Emett lighting system: the desk lamp, floor lamp, and a pendant lamp.