JDS architects: the alphabet JDS architects: the alphabet
apr 08, 2010

JDS architects: the alphabet

‘the alphabet’

‘the alphabet’ is a lighting system which is the result of a first-time collaboration between JDS architects and lighting manufacturer, ewo.

here is what julien de smedt from JDS architects has to say about the project:

‘different places and spaces should be lit differently. how can you adapt lighting to places without always changing design? the lamp post family which functions as an ‘alphabet’ of lights, where each configuration is a new letter to light up within a specific context. the design is almost invisible, just a simple round profile perforated randomly to let some light through. the addition of elements composes the shape of the lamppost in an infinite range of combinations to adapt to the light’s surrounding requirements.’

‘the alphabet’ will be presented to the public at frankfurt’s light + building fair from april 11th to 16th, 2010.

light coming through the random perforations

up close

‘the alphabet’ illuminated

documentation of the production process:

a worker hand-drills the perforations into the body of the lamp

production in process

checking the levels

completed piece

the various possible configurations of the lamp

  • So simple and so beautifull!

    Niki says:
  • New lights, especially those in public places, should be about energy efficiency more than style. Inside these stylish pieces of street furniture is a light source where over 95% of the light doesn’t get out of the tube.

    Stylish lighting but ecologically wrong.

    David Styles - Lighting Styles says:
  • dont really understand how it moves or if it moves and that issue about efficiency is often so forgotten!

    sasha says:
  • I don’t think it should move. These are possibilities to show, which forms are possible and then it is built in this particular shape

    maya says:
  • Where can you buy this lights and could they be used for residential applications.
    I’m a welder, maybe I could construct my own.

    Big Al says:

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