A series of iconic shapes that lights up and can be stacked in endless possibilities through fitted magnetic connections.
‘Illusive Luminaire’ is a light group at the crossroads of the virtual and physical worlds.
As our culture relies on services and communication technologies; Digital virtuosity has become essential in the design practice, blurring the line between digital and crafts, creating a new culture of production.
The project plays with the digital craft generation phenomenon, by making use of digital tools as they allow designers to think without the constraints of mass manufacturing and to produce only when needed.
With the aid of additive manufacturing, those seemingly ornamental details were given functions, which is to create intricate shadows and manipulate the illumination. The forms and the way Light emits are tailored to complement each other; these charismatic forms are equally as intriguing on standby as they are illuminated.
As result, “Illusive Luminaire” aesthetic is a balance between digital abstract and iconic forms; Together they form a language that takes inspiration from metaphysical symbolism.
The group consists of a combination of elements, each one varies in size and shape, fitted with a modular magnetic connector that allows a mutual connecting point, connected to one main power base. Adding or removing the shapes to achieve the desired brightness. As all shapes are interchangeable, the outcome of the luminaire can be very different each time assembled, depending on the size and form of the parts.
‘Illusive Luminaire’ will be launched during London design festival at the Design Junction in Cubitt park space, from the 21st to the 24th of September.
Designed by Ying Chang
Collaborator / electronic support: Federico Trucchia
Photography by: Peter Guenzel
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