jasper morrison's flat disc superloon lamp for flos is reminiscent of the moon jasper morrison's flat disc superloon lamp for flos is reminiscent of the moon
aug 11, 2015

jasper morrison's flat disc superloon lamp for flos is reminiscent of the moon

jasper morrison’s flat disc superloon lamp for flos is reminiscent of the moon
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drawing formal and functional influences from the moon, jasper morrison‘s ‘superloon’ floor lamp for flos features a flat disc lighting system, that rotates 360° offering optimal ambient luminosity. similar to its galactic counterpart, ‘superloon’ provides a warm glow, with an intensity and temperature that can be adjusted through a dimming mechanism that is activated through the optical sensor placed on one of its three supporting stems.

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‘superloon’ by jasper morrison for flos
finish: chrome, black and white
light source: edge lighting – 2000/2800k – 6384 lm total – cri 80 – 60w
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a couple of years ago piero gandini showed me a new led technology which consists of a ring of LEDs that send light sideways into the edge of a flat composite disc of translucent white material which, when lit, appears to be a flat white disc. ‘superloon’ is the answer to the question of what to do with this intriguing technology. mounting the disc on a gyroscopic axis allows the light to be directed in infinite directions, while the light it gives out is broad and diffused but can be dimmed to a soft glow.’ –  jasper morrison on the design of ‘superloon’

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the design is defined by a flat disc lighting component
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the formal and functional influences of ‘superloon’ come from the moon
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full view of ‘superloon’ supported by a tripod of stems
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‘superloon’ has the ability to rotate 360° just like the moon
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detail of the rotation mechanism
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detail of the connection between the disc and tripod base
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‘superloon’ by jasper morrison for flos
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research into LED technology started in 1962, 53 years ago, but the invention and development of the high-power white-light LED to use for illumination has only made it into our everyday life since 1995. we celebrate the 20th anniversary of this benchmark with the ‘happy LED life!’ competition.

 

GWANGJU INTERNATIONAL DESIGN BIENNALE 2015 (hosted by gwangju metropolitan city and organized by gwangju design center), in collaboration with DESIGNBOOM, present the ‘happy LED life!’ competition, which explores smart lighting ideas and products for public and private spaces. It seeks to improve our lit environment through LED technology, while raising awareness around low-energy consumption.

 

participation is open to applicants from every country in the world – from professionals, students, to design-enthusiasts. registration is free.

 

find out more about the ‘happy LED life!’ competition brief and how to entire HERE.

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