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.

robert hoffmann: trapezium photo by stephanie neumann

robert hoffmann: trapezium 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.

robert hoffmann: trapezium up close of the lamp’s hexagonal outline photo by stephanie neumann

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

robert hoffmann: trapezium two metal sheets are folded to create the outline of a hexagon image © designboom

robert hoffmann: trapezium underside view of the hexagonal outline the sheets form image © designboom

robert hoffmann: trapezium robert hoffmann image © designboom

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