woodlabo is a manufacturing and interior lighting practice based in france, taking on bespoken projects which are rescaled, fitted and adapted for the outdoors — ultimately creating innovative shapes based on standard models. for this project, the studio has created the eagle collection, consisting of five lights and influenced by the lunar spacecraft that took the first men to the moon in 1969.
all images © alfred cromback
woodlabo has reworked and developed parts of the spacecraft’s fuselage, transforming it into an eagle which plays on multiplying this form. as for the other lighting models — orbit, landing, moon and lift off — they combine two or three modules and represent the mission’s four different stages.
‘we wanted to recreate this mission in our own way, in places that are close to our hearts: islands, planets, the sea, constellations, boats, spacecraft, the darkside of the moon, the sunrise etc’, explains the team.
woodlabo eagle collection, overview at the archipelago
the structure consists of birch plywood, providing stability and lightness, with a light enclosure made of aluminum. the panels are spaced a few millimeters apart, letting light through and accentuating its outline. the final lighting installation has been set up and photograph at the preserved archipelago of turku in finland, where it all started for woodlabo.
eagle and lift-off during evening time
moon, orbit, and landing
woodlabo designer gaël wuithier on his boat
the lighting series overlooking the sea at the preserved archipelago of turku
the lighting installation is set up on grisseborg island in finland
edited by: lea zeitoun | designboom