New York based artist and designer Laurent Fort, assembled a convex lens, water and a 1 watt LED to create its Poesie d’Eau (water poetry). A simple touch creates ripples that are magnified by the lens and projected on the walls and ceiling creating an underwater magical effect.

Poesie d’Eau interacts with the audience by a simple gesture. The obstacle of shape is overcome by substance, immediacy and simplicity” Comment the designer. www.customartlight.com

A bubble is brief, and bursts at your touch. But while it lasts, it catches the light and reflects the room like a multi-coloured temporary structure. Surface Tension Lamp by Front for Dutch brand Booo blows a bubble every few seconds around a LED. www.frontdesign.se

Surface Tension Lamp by Front - Photo & video,  courtesy by Front.

Surface Tension Lamp by Front – Photo & video, courtesy by Front.

We wanted to create a constantly changing lamp that combines the most ephemeral of lampshades with an LED light source that will last for 50000 hours. In the time it takes the LED to burn out, the lamp will have had 3 million different globe shades” Comment at Front. In Collaboration with Loligo.

With the DEW project, Ryoji Takahashi and Akichika Tanaka of Tokyo based VITRO creative firm took inspiration by silent and subtle little happenings and moment that time our lives.

DEW by Vitro - Photo by Shun Takano - Video by VITRO, music by Tatsuya Yamada [Tyme./MAS]. Courtesy of VITRO.

DEW by Vitro – Photo by Shun Takano – Video by VITRO, music by Tatsuya Yamada [Tyme./MAS]. Courtesy of VITRO.

Japanese sparklers, falling cherry blossoms, the bells that tell the coming of the new year… We often are moved by things that brings something to an end. That’s why we recreated those beautiful moments with an intimate lighting unit which resembles a drop of light. The rythm of light will bring tranquility to your life. When the light goes out, you are left with a lingering peacefulness” comment Ryoji Takahashi and Akichika Tanaka.


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