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I’m sure you’ve stood alone in a dark room, with silence as thick as the black crawling over you. Then screaming… and pies. Thousands of pies. But where are they coming from? No one knows. It all seems to appear from the darkness of space. Much like the light that suddenly turned on to reveal your sad, pie-riddled state.

But where does the light come from? Then screaming… then more pies. Edrick Thung, inspired by the work of Japanese designers like Junya Ishigami, desired to explore the possibilities of light coming from nothing. How? By exploring the structures we form around light. The raw, wireframe structure. The result are nothing but impressive and everything that is awesome.

In lighting design, it often feels like skirting the issue to focus on the fixture rather than ‘light’ itself, e.g. as an excuse for yet another sculptural exercise, or an exploration of weird, unconventional materials. Yet Light itself is already an unusual substance full of metaphysical significance. I set myself a riddle to solve. Can there be simply ‘light’, with no source?Edrick

YES… well, no, but YES. I’ve seen this method of lighting used on private aircraft and boats, in some high-end restaurants as well, but nothing as simple and dramatic an example as this. The wire structure perfectly accentuates the purpose. After seeing this, it’s easy to imagine how it could be applied to designs that blend with their surrounding or integrate with other structure. Ever tried anything like this out? Are you gluing LED’s under your arms already? …me too.

Edrick Thung via DesignBoom


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