Project: Lumio - Lighting
Disciplines: Industrial Design
»Lumio« is a series of lamps where light is emitted via reflections. The missing light source in the centre of the translucent discs, leaves the viewer wondering about the source of the light.
The illusion reveals a core property of light: the tendency to reflect and to bounce off refractive surfaces. Multiple levels of light emission are achieved by concentrating the light source in a 1.8 m revolving LED at the centre of the discs. There it reflects onto a sandblasted surface to create an ambient light before being sent through a spherical mirror to form a perpendicular spotlight for functional purposes.
The physical design of this light series is centred around its pared back appearance and places the principles of light reflection at the center of the viewers attention.