jean-baptiste durand reveals 'experience of light' collection of lamps
 

jean-baptiste durand reveals 'experience of light' collection of lamps

french designer jean-baptiste durand reveals ‘experience of light ‘, a collection of three sophisticated lamps. using different materials and chemical reactions, the pieces unfold a completely original experience of light.

jean-baptiste durand reveals 'experience of light' collection of lamps
light captured by mist

 

 

the light of ‘lampe brume’ is captured by mist and comes to life through this natural reflector, although it is unbodied and impalpable. the peaceful agitation of water becoming mist is set as a chemistry experiment and creates a lively and warm light. at the bottom of the vase made of borosilicate double-wall glass, a nebulizer system turns water into mist.

jean-baptiste durand reveals 'experience of light' collection of lamps
‘lampe brume’, detail

 

 

‘paysage transparent’ is a lamp entirely made of poly(methyl methacrylate) (PMMA), using the ‘lumisheet’ technology as lighting surface: when the lamp is turned off, PMMA slabs are completely transparent, while switched on, the bumps of micro-machined thread catch the light coming from the LEDs on the edge of the panels. a geometric landscape rises from the panels as if they were lying on a giant rock.

jean-baptiste durand reveals 'experience of light' collection of lamps
‘lampe brume’, exhibited

 

 

called ‘soleils’, durand’s third lamp sets two ‘suns’ on a ring that rotate at a 24-hour rhythm. at 00:01, the two spotlights are at the bottom left of the base — they diffuse a slightly red-tinted light, like a sun at dawn. through the day, light gets whiter and reaches its zenith at midday. as it gets closer to the evening, the light turns progressively to a light orange. the spotlights end their cycle at 23:59 and go back to their initial position. 

jean-baptiste durand reveals 'experience of light' collection of lamps
‘paysage transparent’, rectangle and disc version

 

jean-baptiste durand reveals 'experience of light' collection of lamps
‘paysage transparent’, single disc version

 

jean-baptiste durand reveals 'experience of light' collection of lamps
‘paysage transparent’ vs le cervain summit, alps

 

jean-baptiste durand reveals 'experience of light' collection of lamps
‘soleils’, exhibited

 

 

video by jean baptiste durand

 

jean-baptiste durand reveals 'experience of light' collection of lamps
‘soleils’, front view

 

jean-baptiste durand reveals 'experience of light' collection of lamps
‘soleils’, rear view

 

 

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edited by: maria erman | designboom

  • Nice project!
    I have seen these lamps in an exhibition in Paris, i love the rotating one!
    congrats to the designer!

    Pierre M.
  • Too elegant for me, but very well done.

    Jim

    JimCan

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