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  • 30 may - september 20, 2020
    exhibition: showing LeveL - the fragile balance of utopia

    What if ...? - a new exhibition presents over thirty artists and designers who investigate the potential of the utopian.

    Neues Museum Nürnberg

  • june 1 - january 3, 2021
    exhibition: showing our the idea of a tree project.

    The exhibition "Time Matters" displays almost 30 objects around the theme of time.

    Cube Museum

  • may 16 - september 20, 2020
    new project ratio on show:

    "MADE IN: Crafts — Design Narratives", a travelling Exhibition is on show at MAO Ljubljana. Commissioned by MAO and in collaboration with the stonemason Beno Ogrin, we developed a new project called ratio.

    MAO Ljubljana

  • may 09 - may 31, 2020
    new project / exhibition: limited grasses

    "Walden" at Schloss Hollenegg for Design can be viewed digitally online.
    For this exhibition, we extended our realLimited Project about endangered species and developed a new table called

    Schloss Hollenegg for Design

  • february 26 - august 30, 2020
    new project nocturnal cloud is exhibited

    in the exhibition "Extraordinary" at the Mudac in Lausanne, Switzerland. The piece nocturnal cloud including moth and illuminated fireflies was commissioned by the museum and will stay in their permanent glass collection.

    Musée de design et d’arts appliqués contemporains

  • march 13 - february 21, 2021
    exhibition showing colourful kinaesthesia and the idea of a tree

    "Kleureyck -Van Eyck’s Colours in Design" at the Design Museum Gent one the idea of a tree bench and our contribution "colourful kinaesthesia" – highlighting the results of a wonderful Boisbuchet workshop from last summer are on show.

    design museum Gent

equilumen

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

  • year 2015

  • categories Kinetic / 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)

  • project assistance

    Maria Bauhofer, Anais Bourcier