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HollowLight 2012-2013

HollowLight is a lamp that combines two luminous lampshades. The inner lampshade is a surface of embroidered LED lights and the outer is a surface of embroidered, side-emitting optical fibres. The surfaces of the lampshades emit light, removing the necessity for a light bulb.

Light is freed from its traditional form with this project, that investigates possibilities of this newfound freedom. The arrangement of LEDs and optical fibres on the two shades creates overlapping patterns. The two surfaces can combine and interchange between soft ambient light emitted from the optical fibre surface and more direct light from the LED surface. Control of this light setting is obtained through a dedicated app.

The project is a result of a long term collaboration between Diffus and specialist in embroidery Forster Rohner. HollowLamp is part of an ongoing research in the field of embroidered optical fibres and integration of LED lights within embroidery.

Industrial Innovation Project

Design and concept: Hanne-Louise Johannesen and Michel Guglielmi (Diffus Design)
Project partners: Forster Rohner and KS-Skaerme