news
  • may 29 - 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

  • may 28 - october 26, 2019
    exhibition

    we developed a new piece 'coalesque' for "the conversation show" currently on show at Design Museum Holon

    the conversation show

  • may 10 - january 20, 2020
    exhibition

    our project 'curiosity cloud' is part of the Cooper Hewitt Nature — Design Triennial in New York, which is co-organised and developed together with Cube Designmuseum in Kerkrade, NL

    Nature - Design Triennial - Cooper Hewitt

  • may 10 - january 20, 2020
    exhibition

    our 'curiosity cloud chandelier' is on show at the Cube Designmuseum.

    Nature - Design Triennial -Cube Designmuseum

  • may 10 - august 04, 2019
    exhibition

    Design by Time exhibition travelled further and with it our projects 'isochrone', 'day by day' and 'the idea of a tree' — currently on show at the Knoxville museum of art

    Design by Time

  • may 31 - june 23, 2019
    exhibition

    'the idea of a tree' is currently on show at the "design without borders" exhibition at the New Budapest Gallery in Hunagry

    design without borders

light volumes

delicate luminaires that catch the light
in layered loops of silk

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 Designart 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)

  • project assistance

    Elisa Polner, Claire Garcia-Webb