Tuesday, November 15, 2011

The Task At Hand

A little late to the party, but I'm celebrating all the same.

What a cool light fixture! At first glance, I can see that it might be off-putting to some. It's severe. It's functional. It's surprising. But as serious as it is, it's still a little playful as well- sort of laughing in the face of all that is expected. And even though it makes me a little arachnaphobic,  I'd happily toil the day away beneath one any day of the week.

Created in 2005 by Ron Gilad for Dutch design collective Moooi, the Dear Ingo chandelier offers a dynamic alternative to traditional overhead lighting. The piece is composed of 16 individual task lamps that can be singularly adjusted side to side or vertically, allowing the shape to be changed endlessly. It is still available in both black and white color options.

I'm also loving the fresh, architectural elements of Dutch eatery Mazzo- the project for which the chandelier was developed.  But the image below of artist Tenka Gammelgaard's all B + W studio may just take the cake. Look at the chandelier in that shot below. Even with all the other insanely good things in that room- the Goldilocks version brushes hanging on the wall, the black and white striped canvas brushes on her desk, the sheer organization of all that goodness! - the Dear Ingo is certainly the masterpiece in this collection.

Via: 1/ 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 /  7

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