SausLamp – A Carbon Fiber Flexible Spine-Like Lamp Thing

This thing is pretty cool – meet the SausLamp from OFIS Arhitekti, a design firm based in Slovenia.  I feel ridiculous, but I had to go look up where that is!

SausLamp is a project that is being implemented into another of OFIS’ projects – a student housing project in Paris:

SausLamp is a design that has a sense of consistency – it’s modular, flexible, has essentially endless configurations (i mean, how many things can you come up with?) and gives the user a sense of individuality while somehow still keeping the uniform shape and form factor.  As you’ll see from the images below, OFIS has all kinds of fixture configurations already planned, from desk lamps to floor lamps to street lamps!

The fixture itself is a carbon fiber shell with steel joints.  SausLamp offers an optional opal filter for the opening of each head to further diffuse the light.  Pretty interesting in my humble light nerd opinion!

Check out the SausLamp:

bears a striking resemblance, huh!


New Naked Visual Eye Candy!

No, no no, I don’t mean ME naked, you perverts.  Who wants to see that anyway?

I mean NAKED, the awesome visual studio and motion company out of Paris – they did the PussyCat Dolls a while ago, and they’ve just been doing some unbelievable work.  You kinda have to check out the NAKED Compagnie website!

Check this out, and check out their Vimeo feed.  Pretty great!


Thanks, Naked!

Paris LED Installation Turns Human Activity Into Light

What you’re looking at above is an LED installation in Paris that interacts with human “signal” – mobile phone signals, people walking and cars driving, and interprets these datum into motion and light.  The article from LEDs Mag talk about the installation, “fLUX.”  From the article:

The installation was located on the banks of the Saint-Denis canal in the area of the Saint-Denis train station (a northern region of Paris), used by an average 60,000 commuters each day.

The installation consists of a network of 32 rotating and luminous panels of 3 meter-high and 60 centimetres wide, placed every 3 meters to form a kinetic wall. The panels rotate around their vertical axis, and have a black reflective surface on one side, the other being plain mat white. Their rotation is controlled by microprocessors, allowing to determine precisely the rotation speed and angle, while their networking allows to synchronise the movement of the 32 panels.

There were two companies that worked to design and give life to fLUX -A Belgian artist collective called LAb[au] and produced by a French art organization Synesthesie.  Have you seen this installation?  Got any pictures?  Post in the comments!