dieter janssen: heavy/light dieter janssen: heavy/light
feb 10, 2010

dieter janssen: heavy/light

photo by dieter janssen

‘heavy/light’ is a hanging light fixture made using cast-iron with halogen and xenon lighting by designer dieter janssen. the project began as an investigation into modelling cloud formations, initially for the design of a possible roof structure on a private residence janssen was working on. however the undulating surface seemed ideal for a light fixture. janssen molded the surface using cast iron, embedding small halogen and xenon lights within its folds. the light bounces of the surface reflecting in various directions. the final design is 61cm long and about 30cm wide and requires eight anchoring points to support the weight of the heavy iron.

photo by dieter janssen

photo by dieter janssen

photo by theresa janssen

photo by dieter janssen

photo by dieter janssen


photo by dieter janssen

  • these would look great in the batcave

    robin says:
  • hmm, I’ll think about it and get back to you

    bruce says:
  • bruce please consult your loyal sidekick before you alter our lovenest!

    robin says:
  • i giggled

    Max Unger says:
  • I think I’m on my own here, but I really like it.

    iron is such a lovely material, tactile and textured, heavy and oh so black. good to see it floating like the clouds he wanted

    Peter Mclisky says:

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