Chandeliers were originally designed as symbols of sheer opulence. Made to hold multiple candles in a grandiose way hanging from a high ceiling to illuminate a large hall. The candles were replaced with bulbs but the grandiosity only increased as chandeliers could now use crystals and other ornamental materials. The point is, chandeliers were inherently designed to be vertical, hanging from high ceilings. The Hexa Light challenges that notion with a ‘horizontal’ chandelier design that occupies the area of your ceiling like a 2D fixture rather than a 3D one. The result is two-fold – firstly, wider coverage of light, allowing the Hexa to illuminate a place more effectively, and secondly, a beautiful 2D light fixture that turns your ceiling into a canvas for its unique patterns.
Designer: Sepehr Mehrdadfar
The inspiration behind Hexa Light traces its roots to traditional Iranian architectural decorations. The design’s geometric pattern, reminiscent of “Girih” and “miniature” motifs, showcases intricate interlaced strapwork patterns. The result? A captivating blend of cultural iconography and modern technology.
Split into multiple individual modules, the Hexa Light achieves a dual purpose by offering broad and localized lighting modes. Its modular design, resembling a third of a hexagon, enables endless compositional possibilities, enhancing both aesthetics and functionality. It forms a mesmerizing geometric network when its modules coexist, providing ambient lighting and adding a decorative touch to any space. Moreover, its unique linear module design leaves empty spaces between lights, preserving the ceiling cover while illuminating the room.
Crafted from extruded aluminum profiles, each module houses energy-efficient LEDs and is adorned with Plexiglas diffusers. The clever integration of magnets and a fixture for electric wires ensures a seamless and flexible lighting solution. Although better appreciated as a hanging light-piece (above), the Hexa can also be built into a faux ceiling (shown below) for a more integrated design.
The Hexa Light is a Silver Winner of the A’ Design Award for the year 2023.