giha woo: hidden light
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may 02, 2011
giha woo: hidden light

‘hidden light’ by giha woo

korean designer giha woo‘s ‘hidden light’ is a hybrid piece of furniture which conveniently combines chair
and lighting design into a single object. minimal in its appearance, the chair’s structure is made from a simple
tubular metal frame. at the top of the chair back, the frame can be detached to reveal a reading lamp which is hinged,
providing a source of light for the individual sitting in the chair. this top section to be swung around and adjusted
according to the sitter’s needs.

the light can be adjusted via a hinged component

the chair’s frame is simply detached to reveal an internal light

possible position position of the light

detailed view of the hidden light

detail of the lighting element

light revealed

chair in closed position


3/4 top view

top view

‘hidden light’ in use during the day

‘hidden light’ in use during the day

‘hidden light’ white version



making of the chair

the chair contains LED components

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