quentin de coster's HALO lamps glow like levitating aureoles
 

quentin de coster's HALO lamps glow like levitating aureoles

 

liège-based industrial designer quentin de coster has collaborated with christophe genard, one of the last belgian glass blowers, to create the HALO table lamp. developed as a limited edition, the geometric and translucent design of the piece is directly influenced by the standard light bulb.

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grey HALO lamp placed in an interior setting
all images © quentin de coster – design studio

 

 

for this project, one characteristic approach that de coster has adopted alongside genard is to expose the usually hidden parts of most lamp. in this case, the pronounced glass body of the clearly reveals the circular fluorescent light positioned at its center — evoking the shape of an aureole typically seen in holy paintings or around the moon and sun when they cast their light. hence, the final effect offers an impression of discrete levitation. 

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quentin de coster HALO light: detail of the components

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pink HALO lamp while on

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the geometry of the HALO lamo is directly influenced by the standard light bulb

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the final effect gives an impression of levitation when the light is on

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the fluorescent light mimics the shape of an aureole 

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glass pieces before grinding

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christophe genard in his glass workshop

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samples of the pink glass and its components

 

 

project info:

designer: quentin de coster 
status: limited edition (18 pieces + 3 AP)
material: handblown glass
dimensions: W33 x H40 cm
colors: grey, blue, pink
year: 2017

 

 

designboom has received this project from our ‘DIY submissions‘ feature, where we welcome our readers to submit their own work for publication. see more project submissions from our readers here.

 

edited by: lea zeitoun | designboom

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