robert hoffmann: trapezium
robert hoffmann: trapezium robert hoffmann: trapezium
jan 23, 2011

robert hoffmann: trapezium

‘trapezium’ lamps by robert hoffmann image © designboom

‘trapezium’ is a lighting object for interior use by berlin-based designer robert hoffmann. the overall form of the pendant lamp is made-up of two identically folded trapezoidal metal sheets which when viewed from below, form the outline of a hexagon. the sheets are connected by a thin bar which also functions as the carrier for the suspension and illuminant.

overall, ‘trapezium’ takes on somewhat of a cone shape. light pushes outwards through the shade’s lateral gaps, between the metal sheet halves, resulting in luminous thin streaks being projected onto surrounding walls.

photo by stephanie neumann

view of the light which pushes out of the gaps between the lamp’s metal sheets image © designboom

materials used for production are either powdered coated aluminum, steel or brass. the lights are available in two sizes measuring 160 x 400mm or 220 x 600mm.

up close of the lamp’s hexagonal outline photo by stephanie neumann

view of the light escpaing from the caps between the bent metal sheet parts photo by stephanie neumann

two metal sheets are folded to create the outline of a hexagon image © designboom

underside view of the hexagonal outline the sheets form image © designboom

robert hoffmann image © designboom

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