“Middle Grey” is the name given to the 18% black shade that appears to the eye to be halfway between black and white. The Middle Grey Pendant is made from laser-cut extruded aluminum tube, and uses an Acrylite® Satinice diffuser to enhance the light from its LED source. The pendant lights are linkable between their barrel jack end caps.
The aim of the Induction Wall Light is to use a scientific concept to approach lighting in a unique way. It powers a burnt-out fluorescent bulb through an electromagnetic field.
A fluorescent bulb is normally lit with a wired connection at each of its pins, sending power through the filaments at either end and causing collisions between electrons inside the tube, which then give off light as they pass through the bulb’s phosphorous coating. When a bulb is burnt-out, it will be blackened on its ends, indicating that the fuses are blown and that it will no longer work in a standard fluorescent lighting setup. Despite the fact that the bulb seems useless as-is, it can still be lit through electromagnetic induction.
The Induction Wall Light offers an opportunity to find interesting new uses for existing materials without letting them go to waste. Rather than destroying a fluorescent bulb, which would release gases that might be environmentally harmful (i.e. Argon and Mercury gases are commonly used in fluorescent bulbs), the Induction Wall Light can power any intact fluorescent bulb. It demonstrates that there is still life left in old bulbs even though they seem exhausted.
Big Switch is a table light that makes what is often a hidden element into its defining feature. Its crescent-shaped button with a ridged surface clicks down to activate. The switch and base are cast in red, yellow, blue, or black polyurethane like you would find in a skateboard wheel.
The Pierced Light is an exploration in glass-blowing and organic glass forms. The table light features a hand-blown glass body and a steel rod with an internal LED lamp. The molten glass is rolled and inflated, and then pierced on an angle as it solidifies. Once hardened, the glass body is sand-blasted for use as a diffuser to spread a soft light. The glass extends from the round body in the direction it was pierced, giving a nod to the fabrication process. Each glass body is crafted with unique sculptural quality, and its distinct form is given contrast by the minimal design of the LED rod that fits through its pierced hole. Stripped of any ornamentation, the lamp is finished in copper, chrome, or gold, and is activated by a button at the end of the rod.
The induction tube light uses a magnetic field to transfer electrical current from the cube-shaped base to a regular 6’ fluorescent bulb. When the bulb is inserted into the base it presses a switch that activates a circuit inside. The current is transferred to the bulb, exciting the gases inside. The bulb will continue to emit light when lifted several inches away.
The Induction Tube Light comes with a 6-foot and a 17-inch bulb for floor or desk lighting. The base is made of milled solid steel and plated in black chrome.
Taking inspiration from beaver pelt stretching techniques, this light diffuser reflects LEDs off of a piece of stretched foil leather. The base and stem of the light is designed to disappear in order to display the leather reflector.
The Coil Lamp, a lightweight task lamp that draws power from either of Apple’s first generation MagSafe adapters, is constructed from aluminum and copper-plated components. LEDs contained within the lamp’s head emit a warm, directional light, which allows it to be used in either professional or domestic environments.
In mathematics, a conic section is a curve obtained at the intersection of a cone with a plane. This pendant is based on that proof. A hyperbola, ellipse, parabola, and circle are produced by cutting a cone at different angles. The cages are plated in black chrome to help reflect the light emitted from the led bulb. The shields can be rotated to control the direction of the light.
The Fresnel Pendants get their name from the light-diffusing lens inside of the fixture. The lights feature aluminum, brass, and glass components, and are available in three sizes. A powder-coated aluminum drum is suspended from a brass “T-Bar.” The fixture’s cord is decoratively knotted around the brass bar.
The Droog Light takes inspiration from the way guitar pedals are activated. Each light is turned on through pressing a switch like a guitar stomp box. Rubber 12-volt truck lights plug into a power box using guitar jacks. Lights can be placed anywhere using metal pucks and magnets. Available in 3, 5 or larger (upon request).
DIMENSIONS (H x W x D)
4″ x 2″ x 2″ (100mm x 50mm x 50mm)