news
  • Dec. 01st - Dec. 05th 2021
    new project

    Design Miami: our new installation "embodied nature" commissioned by Maison Perrier-Jouët will be unveiled!
    An artistic experience to nurture sensibility to the living world

    Design Miami / 2021

  • Nov. 11th - Nov. 14th 2021
    curiosity cloud

    an updated "curiosity cloud" for Maison Perrier Jouët is on show at the 8th West Bund Art & Design fair in Shanghai. We are very happy that our collaboration with Perrier Jouët continues and insects flutter again at West Bund Art Center:
    2555 Long Teng Avenue, Xuhui District, Shanghai, China

    Westbund

  • Oct. 22nd - Oct. 31st 2021
    new project

    DESIGN ART TOKYO: First stop of our new collaboration 'I am Nature'with maison Perrier Jouet dealing about biodiversity.
    to be shown at Gyre.Food

    Design Art Tokyo

  • June 12th - Jan 9th 2022
    exhibition

    Our commissioned 'riparian cloud' is on show at the "Heimaten" exhibition at the MK&G Hamburg. The exhibition is curated by Amelie Klein

    MK&G Hamburg

  • Nov. 4th - Dec. 12th 2021
    exhibition

    "MADE IN: Crafts — Design Narratives", a Travelling Exhibition stops in Schneeberg Germany including our project 'ratio' executed in collaboration with the stonemason Beno Ogrin.

    Schneeberg

  • ongoing
    exhibition

    we had the pleasure to co-curate the new MAK Design Lab at the Museum of applied Arts in Vienna

    MAK Design Lab

light volumes

delicate luminaires that catch the light
in layered loops of silk

  • year 2017

  • categories Limited Editions
    Products and Furniture

light volumes are an edition of luminous objects for interior use. Three different sized silk loops rest in one another and are illuminated. The light gently flows into the silk and the very thin, nearly transparent fabric visually transforms into various volumes of light creating a special atmosphere. Each lamp can shine in warm white light as well as in a dedicated colour.
They give off a very even illumination that almost appears to be caught in the fabric. Suspended from the ceiling, light volumes can be used as an ambient light in front of a wall, above a table or as well as an airy room divider, whilst at the same time it can give colour to a space.
light volumes are available in six different sizes and five defined colours. As a limited edition piece, every luminaire is an unique object that will not be produced again in this combination. In the white light mode, the luminaire can be dimmed three steps down to 25% luminosity.

light volumes size V and size II in white colour mode

light volumes for Victor Hunt. Dealer., 2017

With every gentle breeze the characteristic flow of the silk becomes visible and little ripples float across the fabric.

due to the silk's transparency the lamps appear very light and delicate

detail of hanging point and small mode switch. For each piece the colour mode or the intensity of white can be switched via a remote control or by pressing a little button directly on the object

detail of light volumes size I in fresh-green

a short film that shows the silk moving in a gentle breeze

light volumes can be hung either as a single piece or in a combination of different sizes and colours.

light volumes - size III in sunset-orange combined with a size II in dark-iceblue

when hanging in combination the colours subtle mix into each other

detail of the silk layers

a white mode light volumes in size V in front of a dark-iceblue version in size II

light volumes is an edition of 30 unique pieces. Each of the six sizes exists in one of the five colours. Each lamp can be switched in normal white light mode.

each colour mix illuminates a room in its own atmosphere

a dark ice-blue light volumes hanging in the studio during the development phase

  • materials

    silk, patinated brass, aluminium, LED, light diffuser,

    custom made circuit board, electronic components, steelwire

  • dimensions

    width by lengths
    size I: 140 x 100 cm

    size II: 100 x 140 cm

    size III: 100 x 80 cm

    size IV: 100 x 55 cm

    size V: 80 x 90 cm

    size VI: 60 x 110 cm
    depths of all sizes: 12 cm

  • edition

    30 unique pieces

  • electrotechnical

    development

    Simon Laburda (DKIA)

  • team

    Katharina Mischer, Thomas Traxler, Elisa Polner, Claire Garcia-Webb