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  • July 9th - September 3rd
    exhibition

    it is a great pleasure to show Colour Breeze #1
    at the exhibition
    Craft School: a summer of playful making

    Crafts Council

  • opening June 25th
    exhibition

    'idea of a tree' in Chicago
    "exploring the idea of nature in design as a multifaceted engagement with landscape, materials, technology, and traditional ways of making"

    Art Institute of Chicago

  • June 18th - September 25th
    exhibition

    'nocturnal cloud' as part of the exhibition "Listening to the Earth" at mudac Lausanne

    mudac Lausanne

  • on show till December 31st
    exhibition

    the exhibition "Forms of drinking" shows the glass as a design theme and an object of everyday life.
    Our project 'Access' is a set of six drinking glasses, confronting people with the global distribution of clean drinking water.

    Punta Conterie / Murano

  • March 27th - Nov. 6th 2022
    exhibition

    'LeveL' in the exhibition
    "the new human" at the Große Kunstschau Worpswede

    Worpswede Museum

  • ongoing
    exhibition

    we had the pleasure to co-curate the new MAK Design Lab at the Museum of applied Arts in Vienna. Within the permanent exhibition one can find as well a few of our projects like 'the idea of a tree', 'limited moths' or 'LeveL

    MAK Design Lab

oscilumen

a quiet but constant interplay of light

  • year 2016

  • category Products & 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)