Array can be used as a single unit or arrange two or more in multiple formations. The Ceiling plates can be linked together and form Array as a contemporary lighting centre piece or as a room divider. Newest LED technology provides a powerful light to meet today’s requirements. Array was launched at Stockholm Furniture Fair February 2011 and will be exhibited in Milan at Euroluce in three new colors. Design: Jesper Kongshaug and Refer + Staer.
Kundalini have previewed a new floor lamp called ‘Kyudo’ by Munich-based design duo hansandfranz (Konstantin Landuris and Horst Wittmann). This highly graphic piece, made of lacquered aluminium and available in red, white and black, features a low-voltage LED strip that is mounted on a sliding element that can be adjusted by the user at will.
'Kyudo' floor lamp by hansandfranz for Kundalini
‘Kyudo’ will be launched at the Milan Furniture Fair in April. hansandfranz was founded in 2006 and claims to be influenced by the ‘prevailing unconventional, artistic notion’ at the the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich, where the two designers are currently studying.
This exhibit is playing with the discourse that is currently being held in the field of design. It is a symbol of what design can achieve in our days. Currently, we can see a trend of interpreting design as an act of art, an act of creating unique objects causing rather a thematic and contentual discussion than fulfilling the practical role of consumer articles.
Self-reflecting lamp is a ready-made object that critically opposes these different views. Two normal table lamps, the shades of which are grown together like Siam twins, illuminate themselves without managing to produce really useful light. It is just the ventilation slots of the shades which allow some light to pass through, creating a decorative effect by its flowershaped reflection on the wall.
grown together like Siam twins
As to their original function, the elements (the two table lamps) are reduced to absurdity, giving us the impression that they are no longer of use. The object in its integrity, however, makes its “user” think about its functionality and thus forces him to reflect about the things that surround him.
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