Hyperion spotlight by Paul Heijnen - Frame from Niels Hoebers' movie.

Hyperion spotlight by Paul Heijnen – Frame from Niels Hoebers’ movie.

Design – “With its numerous, unique joints, the Hyperion’s movement more resembles that of a living creature than simply being a piece of furniture. As such the Hyperion is easily manipulated into an almost endless array of stances.” Explains Eindhoven-based designer Paul Heijnen.

Hyperion by Paul Heijnen - Photo by Paul Heijnen.

Indeed, its three mechanically jointed legs can be moved to set infinite poses, from low crouching to stretching up on tip-toes, while the lamp’s enclosure focuses light in any specific direction.

To show the infinite possibility of movement Niels Hoebers have created a stop-motion animation movie in which the lighting design hunts and forages like a wild animal at night.

Hyperion by Paul Heijnen - Photo by Paul Heijnen.

The spotlight is assembled from many components of CNC-cut oak. Cabinet-making skills allowed Heijnen to employ a complex yet structured aesthetic. “Instead of concealing and hiding mechanical components of a lamp, this three-legged spotlight celebrates them.”

Hyperion by Paul Heijnen - Photo by Paul Heijnen.

The design is named after Hyperion, the Titan god of light in Greek mythology, whose name means “watcher from above”.

Photos courtesy of Paul Heijnen – Video by Niels Hoebers.

Hyperion by Paul Heijnen - Photo by Paul Heijnen.

Hyperion by Paul Heijnen - Photo by Paul Heijnen.