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  • ongoing
    exhibition

    MAK Design Lab at the Museum of applied Arts in Vienna. Within the permanent Design exhibition one can find a few of our projects like 'the idea of a tree', 'limited moths' or 'LeveL.

    MAK Design Lab

  • 15.September 2023 - 21. July 2024
    exhibition

    HEIMATEN. An exhibition and survey and an attempt to break with conventional takes on Heimat. the exhibition was shown at the Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg (MK&G) in 2022. Our specially commissioned piece 'riparian cloud' is now also on show in Molfsee.

    Freilichtmuseum Molfsee

LeveL II

a delicate light mobile that is
sensitive to movement

  • year 2016

  • categories Limited Editions
    Products & Furniture

image by jeroen verrecht

LeveL II  is a further development of the ‘LeveL – the fragile balance of Utopia’ -installation.
The light mobile consists out of several interconnected rods, that can hang like a mobile or a chandelier in a space. Each end of the rods carries a delicate illuminated lampshade. If left by itself, the structure finds its perfect equilibrium and each end of the rods lights up to the brightest level so that the piece illuminates the room. Once somebody comes close, touches the piece, or even with a breeze of air, the installation starts tilting. Depending on the tilt of the rods, the light lowers so that it is just dimmed.
Every movement occurring in the space – whether introduced by visitors or unpredictable elements – transforms the light object’s shape and brilliance. The light mobile can be switched from sensitive mode into chandelier mode, in which the piece shines continuously to illuminate a space. The intensity of the light can be dimmed in four steps with a remote control.
The piece is available in various sizes and custom made pieces can be adapted to fit various spaces.

main image by Jeroen Verrecht

video documentation of a LeveL II mobile
first it is exposed to movement and then it slowly equilibrates again

LeveL II installation, seven rods, image by jeroen verrecht

LeveL II installation, fourteen rods, image by jeroen verrecht

LeveL II mobile, version with 14 rods

detail of a LeveL II light shade. Each piece is handmade from Japanese screen paper

LeveL II mobile, version with seven rods.

  • material

    carbon fibre rods, copper, metal, POM, cable, Japanese screen paper, electric components, custom made circuit boards

  • dimensions

    7 rods: approx. 200 x 175 x 80 cm

     

    14 rods: approx. 200 x 220 x 120 cm

     

    21 rods: approx. 320 x 220 x 140 cm

     

    the pieces can be slightly adapted and various configurations are possible.

  • electrotechnical development

    Simon Laburda (DKIA)

  • team

    Katharina Mischer, Thomas Traxler, Maria Bauhofer, Elisa Polner