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Ivalo, a young and innovative lighting company based in Pennsylvania, asked us to design a light fixture as a “light-scape.” We therefore focused on the light as a spatial effect rather than an object. In one surface, we combine intersection, folds, creases, and continuous lines. As a result, the light appears to hover upon any placed surface and refracts a glow on its surroundings.

The Ivalo light comprises of an aluminum stamped surface embedded in an acrylic vacuum-formed plane, hiding the illumination technology. Similar surface manipulations are found in automobile and airplane design, where a supple mold integrates technology.

This fixture serves as a good example of how we seek to merge the notions of “large furniture” and “small architecture.” This concept can be further investigated by interacting directly with manufacturers.

Credits

Year: Completed 2004
Location: Pennsylvania, USA
Client: Ivalo Lighting
Project Type: Lighting Fixture
Design Team: Principal in charge: Winka Dubbeldam, Assoc. AIA
Photography: Archi-Tectonics

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