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Exploded View Lights by Sam van Gurp


Exploded View explores dimming light through layering, containing and reflection.


Lunar: with its reflecting shade, depending on the position of the light bulb to the cover, light is reflected at the top or bottom

Details: 2014 Design Academy Eindhoven graduate Sam van Gurp has created a series of lamps representing different approaches to movement and dimming: Cumulus, which dims through layering; Eclipse, which keeps the light contained or sets it free; and Lunar (above) which plays with reflection.


“Do we understand what happens when we dim the lights? And to what extent could the dimming become part of the design? Exploded View shows that the key factor is to move the light source closer to the object or further away.” says van Gurp.


“After all, the sun never fades; it is the earth that moves closer and further away, causing the light to reflect, change colour, dim or die.”


Cumulus: light gets dimmed as caps slide over each other, each successive cap provides a different light intensity, pulled apart they resemble an exploded-view drawing



Eclipse: light is like a jack in the box, when the light is covered, only a weak beam of light, and as it moves down it generates instant light





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