“The use of fire has led to the rapid evolution of human civilization. People gather, pray, eat, and talk around it as if a magnetic field has been built up since ancient times. I think that rethinking fire and rethinking light is synonymous with rethinking human life.”
The soft and warm color of 2000K, like a candle, is an essential element in the worldview of the lamp.
The movement of the pendulum lens creates the flickering light, and the characteristic action of the LED light when it is on and off is also a vital point of the design. When the light is on, it shines strongly as if on fire, then the light intensity settles down, and after that, you can choose a more vigorous intensity if you like. When the light is turned off, it blinks out like a fire, playfully expressing the fun of interacting with light.
It is also IP66 waterproof, which means it can withstand vital water flow from all directions to be used in the bathroom or outdoors. The dome-shaped glass shade is one of the unique features of the lamp, as it adopts a shape that cannot be achieved by ordinary fire.
While researching the state of light in the modern age, I suddenly came to mind an image of a church I visited in Florence, Italy. There was a semi-underground space directly underneath the chapel, and although it was dimly lit, I remember a hint of daylight shining through the small window, and the atmosphere felt crisp and clear.
A grain of light was floating among that space, flickering and wavering. It was a single candle flame.
As I trace back the vivid memories and ponder, there is no doubt that the existence of fire, which humans have used since ancient times, is closely connected to our lives even today.
People gather around the fire to pray, eat, and talk by its light, creating a warm scene of light that accompanies human life. I feel that these sceneries continue to create new emotions that move our hearts deeply.
Inherited from the original prototype design, the acrylic component is formed into a unique shape based on the mechanism and optics of a lens. When light is projected from the bottom, the refraction effect causes light to appear at the top of the acrylic component. It is balanced by a delicate arm and rises, creating a fragile and irregular texture of transforming light under magnets' analog but invisible force.
The traditional apparatus inspire the overall design that supports the acrylic component for lighting fire. For the plan to settle into our living space, the geometric form of the lamp is made up of soft lines and minimalistic yet cutting-edge details. Tools that emerged from the relationship between light and human life have provided hints to a better understanding of fire.
This ambient lighting aims not to reproduce or simulate fire in a realistic way.
It is about reinterpreting the existence of fire and sublimating its fundamental appeal into an experiential value that expands the concept of our daily lives.
My emotional memories are always accompanied by light. I hope the light emitted by the lamp will create a new emotional experience for the viewer, just like the candle I saw in Italy.
Unique lens shape designed based on optics and experiments.
A handle supports a pendulum lens inspired by a traditional candlestick for lighting a fire.
Inspired by the various devices that have emerged from the relationship between light and people, the overall image is composed of soft lines and edgy details that have been trimmed away.
Glass blowers make glass shades. The distinctive pendulum lens consists of a lens and a magnet to create a shimmering light.
When light is projected from the bottom, the effect of refraction causes light to emerge at the top of the acrylic part. The part is balanced by a delicate arm and rises to create a soft, irregular, and transforming light texture under the invisible force of magnetic force.
- Material: Aluminum/Glass
- Size: W9.6×D6.9×H17.7cm/3.8×D2.7×H17in
- Weight: 500g/1.1lb
- Light Source: LEDs
- Power: 5W
- Finishes: Black/Gold
- Control Method: Push button switch
- Power: Rechargeable lithium-ion battery 3.7V/190mAh
- Recharge Duration: Approx. 3 hours
- Features: CE, IP66, Class III
- 1×USB cable