CMYK + RGB lamps by dennis parrens CMYK + RGB lamps by dennis parrens
apr 22, 2012

CMYK + RGB lamps by dennis parrens

‘CMYK lamp’ by dennis parrens image © designboom

in two projects presented at spazio rossana orlandi during milan design week 2012, dutch design student dennis parren plays with the effects of colour and of light projection onto surfaces of a space. ‘CMYK lamp’ features three coloured lights housed in a winding metal sculpture. their projections on the wall intersect and overlay at various points, creating a cacophony of shapes and colours– some pure cyan, magenta, or yellow, and some combinations of two or all three in different shades. ‘RGB lamp’ projects coloured lights independently through small holes punched through a solid lampshade, creating a galaxy-like effect on the ceiling and walls of the space in which it is hung.

‘this lamp [is] designed not to be understood but to show that light is the only rightful owner of colour.’ – dennis parren

image © designboom

fuller room view of ‘CMYK lamp’ image © designboom

‘RGB lamp’ image © designboom

fuller room view of ‘RGB lamp’ image © designboom

video by dennis parren showcasing the effect of turning the ‘RGB galaxy’ lamp, such that the ‘stars’ appear to move independently of the object

mini-map of parren’s pieces at rossana orlandi for milan design week 2012 image © designboom

  • Thanks for the publication. I would like to add something on my own lamp, the RGB galaxy, because not everybody seems to have noticed it.
    The lamp can be turned. If so, the stars will move indepently. It seems to be three-dimensional. Like your standing in a moving galaxy. But then a brightly colored version. 🙂

    I have made a movie of it.

    Dennis Parren says:

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