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  • 10 may - 20 january 2020
    exhibition

    our "curiosity cloud" project is part of the Cooper Hewitt Nature – Design Triennial which is co-organised and developed with the Cube Designmuseum

    Nature - Design Triennial - Cooper Hewitt

  • 10 may - 20 january 2020
    exhibition

    our "curiosity cloud chandelier" is on show at the Cube Designmuseum.

    Nature - Design Triennial -Cube Designmuseum

  • 10 may - 04 August
    exhibition

    Design by Time exhibition travelled further and with it our projects 'isochrone', 'day by day' and 'the idea of a tree' currently on show at the Knoxville museum of art

    Design by Time

oscilumen

a quiet but constant interplay of light

  • year 2016

  • category Products and Furniture

  • developed for

    ‘the living room’ exhibition by Dunbar’s Number

  • commissioned by

    self-initiated

oscilumen, 2016

two oscilumen, medium (left) and small (right) size

oscilumen was developed for the Dunbar’s number exhibition ‘the living room’ in late 2016. The project is inspired by movement, breath, heartbeat, rhythm and responsiveness – all aspects of life. Each lamp of the series consists of two connected textile volumes which are fixed on an oak base and form the distinct shape of these light objects. The luminaires light up the room with a natural rhythm.
The thin translucent bag inflates on one side and brightens up with light, before it slowly dims down and collapses. Simultaneously, while the one side darkens, the second half awakens, rises and slowly lights up the room. This rhythm is continued as long as the piece is switched on.

 

 

Like a cat sleeping in a room, oscilumen are calm characters filling the space with a contemplative atmosphere.

concept sketch of the oscilumen lamps
explaining the idea that if one side is inflated it is automatically illuminated, while the other side stays dark

glimpse through the gallery window at the 'the living room' exhibition with a big oscilumen in the front

single medium sized oscilumen at ‘the living room’ exhibition

each oscilumen is stamped and labelled on the wooden base

  • material

    fabric, oak, ventilators, custom made
    circuit boards, electronics, leather

  • dimensions

    small
    70 x 30 x 20 cm

     

    medium
    90 x 40 x 25 cm

     

    Large
    150 x 60 x 35 cm

  • project assistance

    Maria Bauhofer, Elisa Polner

  • electrotechnical development

    Simon Laburda (DKIA)