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  • ongoing
    exhibition

    MAK Design Lab at the Museum of applied Arts in Vienna. Within the permanent Design exhibition one can find a few of our projects like 'the idea of a tree', 'limited moths' or 'LeveL.

    MAK Design Lab

  • 15.September 2023 - 21. July 2024
    exhibition

    HEIMATEN. An exhibition and survey and an attempt to break with conventional takes on Heimat. the exhibition was shown at the Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg (MK&G) in 2022. Our specially commissioned piece 'riparian cloud' is now also on show in Molfsee.

    Freilichtmuseum Molfsee

relumine

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

  • year 2010

  • categories Limited Editions
    Products & 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 lamp Mimi & Mango

relumine lamp Fleming & Florey

relumine lamps Lord Archie & Mike with Fabiana & Bernie

relumine lamp jordan & timaeus

relumine lamp lapis & lazuli

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.