LOOP is a family of three luminaries. The concept behind LOOP focuses on fighting the lack of direct interaction in nowadays luminaries. Looking back in history, we always had a close relation with our light sources. We always used our matches to light a candle, but when it comes to lighting today, the switch is often placed far away from the light source, contributing to us being less knowledgeable and less conscience about when and how we consume light.
Light is on one hand a natural phenomenon, and on the other hand an electrical circuit with components. With LOOP we intend to combine these two aspects by creating a ambient light situation and inviting the user to literally close the circuit through magnetic activation. The inspiration for the shape comes from the natural phenomenon of the sun and it’s solar eclipses. The cable runs around the lighting fixture to frame the electrical circuit.
We made use of unglazed porcelain since its properties makes an ideal light reflector. The base is made from extruded aluminium and houses the electrical components and acts as an ideal heat sink for the LED. We intended to create an approachable product and keeping the design elements reduced to emphasis the light itself.
The LOOP series comes in a wall mounted version in two different sizes and a table version. The two different color schemes creates an impression of that electronics can be fun instead of intimidating.
Designed together with Tessa Geuze and Sophie Ohlsen.