Can't get enough of Dutch design? Feast your eyes on part two of our Dutch Design Week favorites
For the second installation of our Dutch Design Week favorites, we’ve chosen to focus on the crazy cool lighting designs that were making Eindhoven a brighter place. Enjoy!
Fresnel Suspension Lamp by Dirk Vander Kooij
Dirk Vander Kooij’s golden lamp could have descended from the heavens, but it’s actually made from recycled CDs and metal. The lamp gets its shape and name from the Fresnel Lens – a special lens that is used for concentrated beams of light, like in a lighthouse.
Bla Bla Bla’ Chandelier by Maarten Baas
The ‘Bla Bla Bla’ Chandelier from Maarten Baas is on display at the Van Abbemuseum as part of the Design Academy Eindhoven’s exhibition Sense Nonsense. The participating designs examine the role that absurdity plays in freeing society from self-imposed constraints. Perhaps ‘Bla Bla Bla’ is a material representation of our ridiculous and idle conversations?
LEDS Clay Light Sticks by Maarten Baas and Bertjan Pot
In addition to his ‘Bla Bla Bla’ Chandelier, Maarten Baas also collaborated with Bertjan Pot on a series of LEDS Clay light sticks that were shown at the Kazerne. “Sometimes a collaboration can get you to a higher level and bring ideas that you would otherwise have never imagined. But the ideas born from this collaboration were so predictable that we just couldn’t resist,” explained Bertjan Pot. Sometimes predictable is perfect.
Loena Lantern by Ontwerpduo
Ontwerpduo consistently create fun and original designs. Their seemingly tame and predictable Loena Lantern reveals itself in the dark! It is imprinted with a special ink that charges in daylight and with the lamplight. At night, the lamp’s secret geometric patterns reveal themselves.
Coupe Soleil by Heetman Patijn
Coupe Soleil is an adorable little table lamp by Heetman Patijn. The outline of a sweeping hairstyle leaves a colorful central void that lights up with a soft glow. We dare you to look at it without smiling! Impossible.
Lamp Zuid by Françoise Oostwegel
For her graduation Lamp Zuid, Françoise Oostwegel was inspired by the timber houses and mining lamps of the Limburg province in the southern part of The Netherlands. Made from regional oak wood, the lamp can be hung from the ceiling or carried about with a leather strap. A battery can be attached, so it can be taken anywhere.
Exhibit Light Bowls by MEJD Studio
The Exhibit Light Bowls by MEJD Studio are made from brass. The top half sphere serves as a light and the bottom serves as a bowl. Both halves are attached thanks to a rectangular brass frame.
Where Fish Could Fly by Pepe Heykoop
Dutch designer Pepe Heykoop wants us to open our minds to new possibilities, perhaps even to a new world – a world where fish can fly? Heykoop’s Where Fish Could Fly lamp traps this imaginary world inside of a soap bubble. The lamp was designed as an IN Residence project and presented at Dutch Design Week.