A young Polish-born Vienna-based designer Patrycja Domanska has recently created this simple metal pendant lamp whose colour changes once the design heats up. Made of spun aluminium, ‘Holo’ is coated with a special thermochromic paint which fades from vivid turquoise to white when the lamp reaches 31 〫C (as seen in the video below). The design will be presented at Designersblock Milan 2012 which will take place as part of MOST during this year’s Salone del Mobile.
More about ‘Holo':
‘Holo’ is a small pendant lamp made out of aluminum by metal spinning and coated with a special paint, which changes color from turquoise to white when reaching 31 degrees.The size and materiality as well as the shape of the lampshade follow the parameters of this technology. This reversible process asks for a middle dimensioned lamp, which inverts the negative aspect of heating up by giving it a necessity through the thermochromic paint.
‘Because of its heat conductance aluminum is an optimal material to work with. The round shape supports the color change without breaking the arising color gradient with edges. Applied on the lampshade the coating creates poetic moments when turning the light on and off.’