Essential, fascinating and mysterious, artificial light has gradually turned from its simple ‘victor over light’ status as the first light bulb was invented in 1882 to a sublimating vector of our universe, both unique and part of our daily life.
Its successive (r)evolutions have made it more compact, more flexible, infinitely more open to creative uses. It has become a material that artists and designers can shape to create emotions. However, just like sunlight, artificial light has until today kept some form of power over man, split between attraction towards this vital force and the danger of its burning, dazzling rays.
In the light of this third millennium, after almost 10 years of research, Planilum – a technology co-developed by SAAZS and Saint-Gobain innovations – redefines our relationship with light from the ground up, by suppressing the very reasons for our past fears. Pure, graphic and sensual, light becomes a soothing element that lets you touch it, look at it – it becomes a living material.
With the Light Prose project, SAAZS celebrates this new form of intimacy with light through groundbreaking objects, emblems of this new reality, this new experience that will redefine your daily life.
“Flaq” is a tale of pure light, water and reflection. Of that particular night-time moment, right after the rain has stopped, when water forms tiny lakes reflecting the stars and lights of the city. “Flaq” is a romantic lightpiece, a kind of natural event, a simple magical invitation to reverie.
“Lightbird” evokes a bird that landed for a few moments’ rest, illuminating us in the process. Its velvet-like texture, pure light and soft warmth make “Lightbird” a naturally soothing creature – a ‘pet-object’ that feels like it might purr under your touch. “Lightbird” is a floor lightpiece that can be used as a table. “Lightbird” is made of jointed 0.1” (3mm) steel sheets and integrates one S012 lamp. Gloss varnish is applied by aerospace engineering specialists, guaranteeing excellent durability and a beautiful, velvet-like finish.
“Wallover” are large picture-like objects, abstract or narrative surfaces that light up their environment and embellish any objects you lay directly on their light. Wallover is a wall lightpiece that can be used as a console supporting up to 44lbs (20kg).