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equilumen

a lamp that visualises the balance of 'give and take'

  • year 2015

  • categories Kinetic and Interactive Installations
    Products and Furniture

  • developed for

    ‘freedom’ exhibition during Prague Designblok 2015

  • curated by

    Tulga Beyerle and Agniescka Jacobson

The lamp equilumen consists of a long rod with a glass sphere on each side. When the lamp is balanced, both spheres give off the same amount of light by sharing the lamp’s power equally. Once somebody pulls down one end of the lamp, this sphere will light up to its maximum while the other sphere gets dimmed down. It is a constant game of ‘give and take’ as soon as someone interacts with the lamp – symbolizing that the right balance is a delicate, inconstant position and always a matter of the ideal distribution between participating parties. The user can change the distribution of light according to current needs, but has to decide where the light is needed more or have it equally balanced out to create an ambient atmosphere.
The project was initially designed for an exhibition on the topic of “freedom” during Designblok 2015 in October in Prague, curated by Tulga Beyerle and Agniescka Jacobson.

short animation of the illumination

the sphere on the right side gets all the power while the other one is almost off

Once the lamp is balanced, both spheres give off the same amount of light by sharing the lamp’s power equally.

the sphere is fully illuminated

movement and light variations of the equilumen lamp

  • material

    metal, glass, electronics

  • dimensions

    280 x 30 cm x variable height (min.120 centimeters)

  • electro-technical development

    Simon Laburda (DKIA)

  • team

    Katharina Mischer, Thomas Traxler, Maria Bauhofer, Anais Bourcier