martin neuhaus: becherlicht martin neuhaus: becherlicht
jan 22, 2010

martin neuhaus: becherlicht

‘becherlicht’ by martin neuhaus image © designboom

designer martin neuhaus has designed ‘becherlicht’ a cup light which functions as a wall luminaire. the light throws three-dimensional colored shadows onto the wall. neuhaus always wanted the old classic lampshade to have an ‘aha!’ factor. who would have thought a cup? a bit of an optical illusion, when the light is in ‘off’ mode, it appears to be absolutely nothing.

the project is on show in the ‘tatorte – design braucht täter’ (crime scenes – design needs perpetrators) exhibition as part of the passagen program of imm cologne 2010.

when turned on, the light casts three-dimensional colored shadows onto the wall image © designboom image © designboom

a simple colored cup is used to create the effect image © designboom

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  • please, oh please oh please, let this light have a user design element in it, if it allows you to place anything in that holder, looks pretty small to me, then it is great. If not they have scored a major own goal there.

    Pedro says:
  • Im sorry but the point is lost on me. So you get a ‘lamp’ on the wall, but the thing creating the lamp is a cup and a light? And that looks attractive…eh, no.

    erin says:
  • Tonight on Coffee Talk: 3D shadows that are neither 3D, nor shadows. Discuss.

    Snidely Whiplash says:
  • where do I get one of these?

    mollyd says:
  • I love it 🙂

    j* says:
  • molly and J have more money than sense. Go buy yourself a cup and a torch and be done with it

    Erin says:
  • we do not see the end of the fixed metal frame of light construction….is the cup made of glass or plastic……what is better…..

    NENSI says:

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