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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

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

  • project assistance

    Maria Bauhofer, Elisa Polner

  • electrotechnical development

    Simon Laburda (DKIA)