design miami basel 2012 humans since 1982 for victor hunt gallery
design miami basel 2012   humans since 1982 for victor hunt gallery design miami basel 2012   humans since 1982 for victor hunt gallery
may 23, 2012

design miami basel 2012 humans since 1982 for victor hunt gallery

‘clock clock white’

swedish/german design studio humans since 1982 produce works which explore the connection between design, art and function. each project takes a common object and reinterprets its use, thus showing it in a way which has the potential to change its relationship with the viewer.

the hands of an analogue clock show the time digitally 

‘clock clock white’ is composed of 24 two-handed analogue alarm clocks – six are arranged to make each number – that display time digitally. the hands become the corners of the numbers in a convergence of the two time-telling methods. previously available in black with square clocks, the newest version features a white circular wall version. for the technology that drives the timepiece, humans since 1982 cooperated with engineer david cox. for more information read designboom’s previous coverage of ‘the clock clock‘ from which this latest design is derived.

video of the movement of the analogue hands

‘light on ground’

the functional sculpture, ‘light on ground’ has more than 80 LED bulbs, all different sizes and color temperatures, attached to the bottom of an elongated rectangular encasing. the limited edition pieces explore scale through the use of the numerous small light bulbs which are juxtaposed in contrast against the long, vertical expanses which they illuminate.

detail of LED bulbs at the base of the light 

‘collection of light’ with 400 LEDs

a display cabinet becomes a wall lamp as it exhibits a collection of LEDs. the technology is placed similarly to a scientific study as the bulbs are classified by size and color temperature, with a label under each grouping. the piece is available in four sizes, from 70 to 400 LEDs. see designboom’s previous coverage of ‘collection of light‘. 

view of the organization of the bulbs with the labels 

‘single surveillance light’

a wall version of the pendant light features the form of a surveillance camera which has been refurbished to become lamps. due to its original function, ‘surveillance light’ has an unusual effect on the viewer. see designboom’s coverage of ‘surveillance chandelier‘, a previous execution of this concept.

the collection will be presented by victor hunt gallery at design miami/basel from the 12th until the 17th of june, 2012, and at phillips de pury new york from june 26th until august 31st. 

  • i never write something negative in these comments…

    but: all the shown projects related to LIGHTING are very very BORING to me and pretty unknowing!

    and the surveillance light project is a stolen idea…

    jd says:
  • so simple. so elegant.

    ellie says:
  • the clock idea is wht i like the most….excellent..!!

    asmita says:
  • how do you show number one?

    stx says:
  • @jd: so if the surveillance light project is stolen, where’s the URL to the original or sth like that?!?

    guys 🙂 anyway, i love your work! good luck!

    ka says:

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