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Ross Lovegrove’s Andromeda

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I love fixtures that use their shape to cast light texture into a room.  Hence, I love this fixture by Ross Lovegrove, called the Andromeda Light.  Ross made this fixture for Yamagiwa, and if you’ve seen the work on Ross’s website, you would see it as another extension of his style.

From Ross Lovegrove, via The Contemporist:

Andromeda is an artificial structure for capturing artificial light.

Emerging from the concept of Netification; the reduction of physical mass through selective perforation across a pre defined form; the concept floats more as a diatomic sea creature in the free ocean of space. It floats in a state of apparent anti gravity, capturing its light within to graphically delineate a structural net as a soft external shadow of itself. The light that is emitted from its LED clusters is reflected back into itself via mirrors orientated to maximise their output and to freely distribute a very pure light. It becomes the source of ambient light within a room, vesting gentle forms like large roots onto adjacent surfaces to form extended relationships onto and into architectural dimensions.

The piece is moulded from a single material as a unified white Botanical, aquatic organism to softly implant a sense of nature into the spaces we inhabit.

Cool.  Nice work, Ross.

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Sha-Do Play – One of the Coolest Things I Have Seen Lately

I have a tendency to like textured light; light on its own is filtered through clouds, trees, window dressings – and it creates its own natural “texture” for us to enjoy.  I love templates (or gobos, as they’re affectionately called) of texture, and they make a nice natural break to the line of a wall or surface.  Love ‘em.

A company called Sha-Do released a few series of lamps that really play on this concept – a projector of sorts, these fixtures cast a great textured template on the surface on which it’s mounted.  Sha-Do has designed a lot of really beautiful shapes for their projections, and I am a huge fan.  I wish I had one of these!  I have a large white wall directly across from my desk at home, and I have a spot can shooting up the middle to break the monotony.  One of Sha-Do’s lamps would be so much better!

Check out a few of these fixtures, this stuff is beautiful – these are from the sha-do2 line:

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From the original sha-do line, which all seem to be round:

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The virus line:

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All of these lines are amazing – and I have not covered them all.  Check out their website – http://sha-do.com – and view all of their work.  Beautiful!