jeff da-yu shi: LED bamboo lighting
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dec 22, 2011
jeff da-yu shi: LED bamboo lighting



‘LED-bamboo’ by jeff dah-yue shi 
all images courtesy of jeff dah-yue shi of dragonfly design center

 

 

 

with his incorporation of bamboo and dimmable LEDs into a wall, ceiling and floor luminaire, taiwanese designer jeff dayu shi of dragonfly design center has won the taiwan design center‘s award for the 2011 gold pin design mark. jeff dah-yue shi discussed his design and the possibilities of bamboo fibers during hong kong’s business of design week(BODW). each of the rhombus forms has an LED at its bases as the lighting source, covered with tempered glass and faced with a thin bamboo veneer. the use of these materials allows the light to shine through when the luminaire is turned on, while blending into the surface when it is off.


view of space with LED lights on (left) and off (right)

 

 

 

due to the patterns and three levels of color intensity, the modular application creates an optical illusion, appearing to be three dimensional. functioning simultaneously as a structural component and a recessed lighting system, the product is designed for environments ranging from high-end clubs to offices and residential space.


detail of the bamboo pieces 

 

 



LED bamboo lamp

 

 

for a smaller lighting system, dah-yue shi designed the bamboo tube LED lamp. the simple cylindrical form makes it easier for manufacturers to produce, as well as lessens the amount of material consumption. a thin bamboo veneer covers specifically placed perforations,  giving the LED bulb inside a warmer glow.  the tubing itself is made from rolled bamboo sheets, making the structure crack-proof. a magnetic base allows the lamps to be attached to any surface including walls and ceilings, appearing to defy gravity. the force is strong enough that the lamp can be pushed, pulled, and otherwise readjusted along the surface. 

 

 


light off, 60% and 100%

 
 


portrait of jeff shi
image © designboom

 

 


jeff dah-yue shi discusses the design of the project

 

 

BODW
is asia’s leading annual event on design, innovation and branding is organized by the hong kong design centre (HKDC) since 2002. bringing the best of the global design world to hong kong, the week-long event encourages businesses to unleash the power of design by focusing on the vital relationship and complex interplay between design and business.

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