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transparent LEGO chandelier by tobias tostesen
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apr 10, 2013
transparent LEGO chandelier by tobias tostesen


the form was composed by hand
image © gert skærlund

 

tobias tøstesen transcends the inherent playfulness of standard LEGO elements to explore their infinite potential as a module for lighting.
presented during milan design week 2013, the floor-to-ceiling chandelier uses the transparent bricks to offer a glance through the
colorless lighting installation, preferring to use the curved form to capture the changing glow of the day, from distinctive cool chroma
to exclusive hot hues. tøstesen makes the LEGO module more complex while still keeping a dialogue with the real world of architecture and design,
where bricks, despite their ubiquity, persist to challenge human creativity and continually forge new paths. informed by the scarcity nordic light,
the form is characterized by a subtle softness that differs from the contrasting light of the south. in the chandelier LEGO moves the
dynamic luminosity of the day throughout its otherwise standardized shape.

 

supported by the kolding school of design, the transparent LEGO chandelier was presented at ‘tube exhibition concept’ during milan design week 2013.

 

 


‘transparent LEGO chandelier’ by tobias tostesen
image courtesy of tobias toestesen

 

 


view of the 8000 hand-stacked bricks
image courtesy of tobias toestesen

 

detail of the blocks

image courtesy of tobias toestesen

 

 

delivery view
image courtesy of tobias toestesen

 

 

modules supercede their standard shape
image © gert skærlund

 

 

in process view
image © gert skærlund

 

 

the curved form in light capturing
image © gert skærlund

 

 

schematic drawings reveal an encompassing, light-reflecting chandelier
image © gert skærlund

 

 

working view
image © gert skærlund

 

 

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