news
  • 08 september - 08 december 2018
    exhibition

    Our 'the idea of a tree' project is part of the exhibiton 'Neue Urbane Produktion' at Halle 14 in Leipzig. Exhibition is curated by tri.polis

    Halle 14

  • from 25 september onwards
    window installation at Hermés in Osaka

    our new window installation for Hermès in Osaka will be installed by the end of the month

  • 2018
    acquisition

    our project 'colour breeze' which was developed for the 'play'-exhibition by the British Crafts Council is now part of their collection

    colour breeze

  • 02 - 28 october
    exhibition

    two jewellery pieces we designed for chp..? jewelry´s
    'device people' - a project based on the impact of electronic devices - on show at Hôtel Droog in Amsterdam

    device people at hôtel droog

relumine

a project where the use of a contemporary light source completely changes old lamps into something new

  • year 2010

  • categories Limited Editions
    Products and Furniture

  • commissioned by

    self-initiated

  • for

    Design & Art

The start of this project was a focus on light sources. Instead of completely designing a newly shaped lamp, relumine plays on the fact that we have to switch from old light bulbs to new energy saving light sources. Each relumine lamp uses two, discarded lamps, which are disassembled, sanded, newly lacquered and adapted with newer technology, before they are connected by a glass tube which holds a fluorescent tube. 
By introducing a different mean of light source to the old lamps, their look and feel changes completely. They become one new unit, each with its own character. Together these two lamps need less energy than each one in its previous life.
The project was initially made for the bulb-fiction show at the Gallery Klaus Engelhorn during Vienna Design Week 2010, and are now available via Design & Art in Vienna.

relumine edition henrik & kiwi

relumine lamp rapunzel & ritter

relumine lamp in yellow, lady louise & little lucy

relumine lamp lapis & lazuli

relumine lamp jordan & timaeus

relumine lamp rosmarie & anton

Together these two lamps form a new typology of light object and need less energy than each single lamp needed in its previous life.

single components of a relumine, disassembled

making of

  • material

    various lamp parts, electronics, glass

  • dimensions

    various

  • production

    on request, limited edition of 30 + 3 AP

  • collection

  • technical
    information

    the lamps use T5 fluorescent tubes with 21 or 28 Watts as a light source. This generation of fluorescent tubes needs less energy, is available in a few light colours and just requires an electronic ballast and no additional starter.