Pour Me a Glass of Light

Pour Me a Glass of Light

(de)light is a project that reinterprets the concept of light as we know it. What does it mean when you can pour illuminated liquid from archetypical components like a lightbulb? When something so intangible becomes tactile and easily transferrable. The project challenges fundamental design paradigms about how we use lighting, how it’s displayed, and how it’s controlled. Imagine what our world would look like.

0 Designer: Cristina Ferraz Rigo

Smoke and Mirrors and Light Bulbs

Smoke and Mirrors and Light Bulbs

Why buy, arrange, and construct an array of 60+ fluorescent light bulbs when you can strap together three of them and let good ‘ole reflections do the rest?  Resting on the floor, the pyramidal shape contains three fluorescent bulbs that, aided by mirrors, project light onto your favorite piece of designer furniture.  As an aside, if you happen to close off the shape with a fourth mirror you apparently create free perpetual energy.

0 Designer: Dodo Arslan

Mountain Dew Supernova in the Sky

Mountain Dew Supernova in the Sky

The ReGlow lamp from Shelley Spicuzza likes to recycle, but skips a lot of steps in between.  By screwing in empty, unlabeled plastic drink bottles into the center sphere’s threaded holes, the lamp creates a burst of light and refraction.  The fixture also lets you affect the color of light through the type of bottle used, so click through if you want to see the Coca Cola version.

0 Designer: Shelley Spicuzza

Hi-LIGHTer

Hi-LIGHTer

Need a little added light to your office space? Tired of drab, boring typical office lighting and décor? Well grab a Lighter from designer Alexander Lyapunov. The Lighter, which is still in production getting it’s kinks worked out, closely resembles a hi-light marker that is used to hi-light text, however the Lighter which is lit up by a Phillips fluorescent bulb, will create a nice glow around your office while you work or are sitting in an office meeting.

0 Designer: Alexander Lyapunov

I’ve Got Kurage

I’ve Got Kurage

Or better yet, I wish I had it. Kurage3 is a fiber optic light that by adjusting its curve, creates a brighter or more dimming illumination. The 3rd light in a series of three, Kurage3’s fiber optic cable is 1.5 mm thick compared to its’ 1.0mm predecessors which creates a brighter, illuminating effect. I think I am in love.

0 Designer: Schemata Studio

Fine China Chandelier

Fine China Chandelier

Designer Julia Coffart wants to bring back the idea of uniqueness and specificity to luxury goods. Luxe items once meant hard to find items, often establishing traditions as they’re handed down from one generation to the next. The Rendez-vous concept is an ever evolving chandelier with custom made fine china objects you can hang. No two are alike making it a perfect candidate for an heirloom tradition.

0 Designer: Julia Coffart

Architectural Mood Lighting

Architectural Mood Lighting

The Penta lamp is probably one of the more striking designs I’ve seen. In a time when most modern lamps follow the molded poly road, this one uses structure to dynamically change its shape and ambient lighting. Its shape suggest rotary motion but the seemingly complex design is actually quite simple. Flat packed and made of recycled components, the Penta was designed by Luca Casarotto.

0 Designer: Coscadesign

Travelin’ Light

Travelin’ Light

There is nothing I love more than to see a design that is super practical, super stylish and one that I would love to have at my home. A cross between a tree and a lamp-post with glowing orbs, Vaka will be the life or “LIGHT” of the party. No matter what mood you are in – chillin’ out listening to some tunes, romantic evening with your special someone, or a bass thumping party, Vaka will be your perfect companion.

0 Designer: Ian Bach

I Heart Light Way

I Heart Light Way

Strange as this may sound but those baseboard light rails that illuminate darkened movie theaters intrigue me. I always look down, in part to make sure my feet are stepping on something stable and to follow the lights. I mean that’s what they’re there for right? Light Way, a fiber optic baseboard lighting system, designed by Industrial Designers Hayley Rosen, Dan Tafe, Dan Fichter and Fashion Merchandiser, Keshia Stole is your ticket to a home or office installation

0 Designer: Hayley Rosen

Light Dressing on the side

Light Dressing on the side

I have heard of clothing being “too loud” but never “too bright”. Maybe that will all change with “rhyme&reason” by Mary Huang. Her lighted clothing designs are “an exploration in using light as a material to create transformative fashions…when not being worn, the pieces double in function as lamps…”

0 Designer: Mary Huang

Enlighten Lights

Enlighten Lights

The halo is one of the most mysterious artistic elements in cultures all over the world. Always depicting an “enlightened one”, the halo seems to be internationally recognized as a sign of great power or knowledge. Designer Sander Mulder has created this Halo Light that attempts to capture some of that mystery by cleverly hiding the light source in the stainless steel housing.

0 Designer: Sander Mulder

Pullight Dynamo

Pullight Dynamo

The Pullight Dynamo looks to be nothing more than a flashlight powered by stored kinetic energy built up from pulling a string. Inside the dynamo is a 3 phase motor to deliver more power from very little kinetic energy. What’s more, the dynamo can charge other devices like a mobile phone or iPod. It’s splash proof and perfect for emergency situations.

0 Designer: Sebastien Sauvage

2-D Lamp Design

2-D Lamp Design

How many dimensions does light need to have anyway? Well, when you figure that out, you might just feel the need to pick up the “Lamp Chop Light” by Jeth Koh. Jeth basically chopped off all the unnecessary bits from traditional light sources and delivered this laser cut, foldable lamp made form a single sheet of metal. Able to hang from a wall or stand all on its own, this lamp is sure to NOT stand-out from the rest.

0 Designer: Jeth Koh