vessel speaks to the future of LED lighting, founded not in aesthetics but instead, in physics. vessel is a first-of-its-kind pendant that was reverse engineered completely from the ‘perfect light throw’. designed by todd bracher, the objective was to provide an optically optimized throw of glare-free light from a point source LED. 


vessel is a first-of-its-kind pendant that was reverse engineered completely from the ‘perfect light throw’

 

in order to package an omni directional 96 CRI LED, the studio’s task was light management and elimination of glare. rather than approach the pendant design as an aesthetic exercise, todd bracher‘s studio leveraged their expert network to achieve a strategically different solution. engaging a leading optical physicist, vessel was effectively designed in reverse with the footprint and optics needed to articulate the light per the studio’s intention, to provide an even and intentional throw of light to beautifully render meals, activity and people while completely free from glare.


todd bracher’s studio leveraged their expert network to achieve a strategically different solution

 

 

the objective was to control 100% of the photons and deliver them away from the eye and position them with precision and nuance toward the pendant’s purpose. what resulted from the expert-based design collaboration was breakthrough ray-trace technology and photon management that enables vessel to deliver optically perfect LED light through a quartz crystal light guide. using a physics phenomena called TIR (Total Internal Reflection), vessel redirects the glare produced by the LED and diffuses it evenly through the light guide toward the intended surface. vessel is available in single, or multi-pendant configurations


the result is a breakthrough ray-trace technology and photon management that enables vessel to deliver optically perfect LED light through a quartz crystal light guide

 

 

‘I am fascinated by truths. physics is one tool we employ to deliver what we call truthful design.’ explains todd bracher, ‘we do not lead with opinion, this is how we create differentiation for our clients with defensible solutions that are connected to timelessness as in the case with physics rather than fleeting trends.’


the objective was to provide an optically optimized throw of glare-free light from a point source LED. 


in order to package an omni directional 96 CRI LED, the studio was tasked in light management and the elimination of glare

 

 

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: lynn chaya | designboom

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