Kaleidoscope

DesignerRegina K Staubli
Prize2nd Place in Illumination / Illuminated Home Decor
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Entry Description

Kaleidoscope: Integrating the Historical and the Modern The “Kaleidoscope” is a product for illuminated home décor combining historical glass and modern glass technology. The restrained construction of two concentric glass cylinders on a satined glass stand is a showcase for the interplay between fragments of ancient glass and other contrasting materials. Reminiscent of an old-fashioned kaleidoscope, the deeply colored glass fragments are fixed in random arrangements between the two cylinders or built up edge-to-edge in self-supporting patterns. The physical properties and colors of the glass are underscored by fragments of contrasting materials – parchment, silk and linen – distributed in the space. Like a kaleidoscope, the pattern of form, color and orientation of the materials in each individual lamp represents a unique moment in time. The dimmable LED light source produces warm illumination that accentuates the spectral interchange of color and shape within each lamp. These color effects can also be enjoyed in natural light. Keywords: • Artistic expression and functionality • Reduction of toxic binding materials • LED or natural light Dimensions • Light column Height: 0.70 – 1.80 m Diameter (outer): 0.15 or 0.20 m • Base 0.22 x 0.22 m or 0.3 x 0.3 m