news

oscilumen

a quiet but constant interplay of light

  • year 2016

  • category Products and Furniture

  • developed for

    ‘the living room’ exhibition by Dunbar’s Number

oscilumen, 2016

two oscilumen, one medium size, one small

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 size oscilumen at ‘the living room’ exhibition

  • material fabric, oak, ventilators, custom made circuit boards, electronics, leather
  • dimensions
  • small 70 x 30 x 20 cm
  • medium 90 x 40x 25 cm
  • large 150 x 60 x 35 cm
  • project assistance Maria Bauhofer, Elisa Polner
  • electrotechnical development Simon Laburda (DKIA)

each oscilumen is stamped and labelled on the wooden base