Industrial Facility
 
 

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Timer Light

 

Client

Muji, Japan

 

Production

2010 -

 

With the need for saving energy and giving children a better nights sleep, Muji commissioned a new product under the title LED Timer Light. Using soft unbreakable silicone, a uniform warm light can be controlled by either an on/off switch or for a set time period using a simple interface. A function button provides durations of 30 or 60 minutes. During this timed period the night light gradually dims until turning off. The interface is discreetly placed underneath the lamp. The LED light source helps to further reduce energy use. It's form is influenced by both paper lanterns found in Japan, and also a form that feels natural in the palm of a hand.

Awards

IF Hannover Award, 2012

 

Permanent Collections

The Art Institute of Chicago (AIC), Chicago

 

Exhibitions

Margaret Howell, London, 2011

Turn, Twist and Branch Off, Aram Store, London, 2011

Table Items, Art Institute of Chicago (AIC), 2012

 

Downloads

Frame Magazine, January 2012

 
 
 

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Semplice

 

Client

Oluce

 

Production

2013 -

 

A table lamp with an undoubtedly programmatic name: in this design, we proceeded to eliminate the most characteristic of components for this type of lighting, namely the lamp base and the stem, instead resting an inverted molded glass cone directly onto a table surface. A further dematerialisation effect is determined by the transparency of the glass itself. 

 

The lamp and electronics are held in a metal canopy within the glass cone, allowing it to appear as though it were suspended in mid-air. The deliberate reduction of these constituent elements brings with it a greater attention to details and finishes, in particular the rotary dimmer located at the top of the lamp, which is used at the same time for joining the metal and glass elements together. Rigorous yet poetic, Semplice acts as our first collaboration with Italy’s oldest lighting company.

Awards

Design of the Year 2013, Elle Decoration

 

Further Reading

ICON Magazine Oct 2013

 

International Sales

Oluce

 
 
 

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Flexlamp

 

Client

Droog, The Netherlands

 

Production

2003 -

 

A one piece, silicone, soft moulding shade that slips over a fluorescent bulb. Flexlamp regards the engineered fluorescent bulb as no more than a filament, and in so doing, provides a union between this filament and a lighting shade. The project took considerable material and technical leaps, to achieve its seamless outline, spurring countless derivitive designs that continue to this day.

Awards

International Design Selection, 2003

 

Permanent Collections

Israel Museum, Jerusalem

 

Exhibitions

Found, Made, Thought, Israel Museum, Jerusalem, 2006

 

International Sales

Droog

 
 
 

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Beam Lighting Program

 

Client

Established & Sons

 

Production

2007 -

 

When a child draws a light, they not only draw the source of the light, but also they try to draw the quality of light itself - as if light were an object. This simple idea is involved in 'Beam'. It's an illustration of light itself as it emanates from a metal shade. Using a contrasting pallette of spun metal and blown glass, Beam provides a combination of ambient and directional light, seamlessly combined. Beam is presented in variations of colour in the formats of pendant, table and floor lights.

Awards

Grand Design Award for Lighting, 2008

 

Exhibitions

Some Recent Projects, Design Museum London, 2009

Turn, Twist and Branch Off, Aram Store, London, 2011

 

International Sales

Established & Sons

 
 
 

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Lite Plug

 

Client

IDEA Japan

 

Production

2008 —

 

The studio finds it more and more rewarding to examine the types of objects where design is either ignored or heavily compromised, so it was our choice to examine the world of emergency torches. It’s a particularly popular product in Japan, due to the country's earthquake proximity. The existing configurations of these types of product are often illogical and also visually too brash for something that spends most of its life in a wall socket. 

The Lite Plug is plugged into a wall socket to become a nightlight, with the front lens pushed down to reveal both a light and motion sensor. As the room gets darker, a single LED emits a soft glow. When someone walks past, all 3 LED's light up, making the room a little brighter.

In an emergency, the Lite Plug senses power failure with all LED's turning on. The nightlight can then be pulled out to become a torch, with the front lens being pushed up for extra brightness.

 

Exhibitions

Less and More, the work of Dieter Rams, Design Museum London, 2011

Turn, Twist and Branch Off, Aram Store, London, 2011

Some Recent Projects, Design Museum London, 2008

 

International Sales
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