Bleeding edge technology and timeless forms combine in this new set of lights created by design firm Freedom of Creation for 3D software company materialise.
And that's just the beginning. These guys aim to revolutionize the entire production process:
In the same manner as we have water pipelines running into our homes, one day we could have pipelines that could transport polymers and other compounds that we would run through nano-assemblers to manufacture items of our choice
Sounds good to me. If the products we assemble with these "nano-assemblers" are as beautiful as these lights, then I'm definitely along for the ride.
Designers: Helen Evans & Heiko Hansen of design collective HeHe
A wall covered with a cloud of 172 plastic hexagons, each of them interactive and reactive. If you move your hand across them, they light up or go out, and the light increases (or decreases) in intensity.
This is only one of many fascinating light (& sound) design experiments carried out by HeHe.
Continuing the recent trend of tv as psychedelic light source (groovetube, etc), light tools has come out with imedia_tv. From what I can understand (the web sites are in german), this is an acetate that attaches to your tv screen and transforms tired, boring tv images into an experimental light show. I would have loved to have had one during Reagan Funeral week.
Light tools isn't set up to get us the product yet, but we're on the top of the list to receive the product when it becomes available in North America. Email us to preorder yours.
The days of dull, grey concrete could be about to end. A Hungarian architect has combined the world’s most popular building material with optical fiber from Schott to create a new type of concrete that transmits light.
A wall made of “LitraCon” allegedly has the strength of traditional concrete but thanks to an embedded array of glass fibers can display a view of the outside world, such as the silhouette of a tree, for example.
“Thousands of optical glass fibers form a matrix and run parallel to each other between the two main surfaces of every block,” explained its inventor Áron Losonczi. “Shadows on the lighter side will appear with sharp outlines on the darker one. Even the colours remain the same. This special effect creates the general impression that the thickness and weight of a concrete wall will disappear.”
Designed by clever young Spanish (i think) designer Alvaro Catalan de Ocon for London design house Suck UK, this lamp is ingenious in its simplicity. Close the circuit, the lamp is on, break the loop, the light is off.
Designed for Artecnica by Tord Boontje, and a crowd favorite at the ICFF, these lamps explore the juxtaposition between old and new, as well as naturalism and technology.
Boontje applies advanced laser cutting technologies to unexpected materials (in this case colored tyvek paper & brass or stainless steel) to create cascading floral patterns that allow you to bring "nature" into your home.