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

oscilumen

a quiet but constant interplay of light

  • year 2016

  • category Products and Furniture

  • developed for

    ‘the living room’ exhibition by Dunbar’s Number

  • commissioned by

    self-initiated

oscilumen, 2016

two oscilumen, medium (left) and small (right) size

oscilumen was developed for the Dunbar’s number exhibition ‘the living room’ in late 2016. The project is inspired by movement, breath, heartbeat, rhythm and responsiveness – all aspects of life. Each lamp of the series consists of two connected textile volumes which are fixed on an oak base and form the distinct shape of these light objects. The luminaires light up the room with a natural rhythm.
The thin translucent bag inflates on one side and brightens up with light, before it slowly dims down and collapses. Simultaneously, while the one side darkens, the second half awakens, rises and slowly lights up the room. This rhythm is continued as long as the piece is switched on.

 

 

Like a cat sleeping in a room, oscilumen are calm characters filling the space with a contemplative atmosphere.

concept sketch of the oscilumen lamps
explaining the idea that if one side is inflated it is automatically illuminated, while the other side stays dark

glimpse through the gallery window at the 'the living room' exhibition with a big oscilumen in the front

single medium sized oscilumen at ‘the living room’ exhibition

each oscilumen is stamped and labelled on the wooden base

  • material

    fabric, oak, ventilators, custom made
    circuit boards, electronics, leather

  • dimensions

    small
    70 x 30 x 20 cm

     

    medium
    90 x 40 x 25 cm

     

    Large
    150 x 60 x 35 cm

  • team

    Katharina Mischer, Thomas Traxler, Maria Bauhofer, Elisa Polner

  • electrotechnical development

    Simon Laburda (DKIA)