Dirk Van Der Kooij
The Sunflower lends playful structure to the fresnel family. Positioned atop asymmetrical steel stems, combined blooms exhale a warm, twinkling light. Hot ribbons of recycled plastic build each lens slowly, layer by layer. Sourced from rooftop windows, safety glasses, and industrial chocolate moulds, this unlikely material gifts durability and glasslike transparency to the flowers. Mounted upon a central steel ball, each tactile lens is easily redirected by hand.Recycled plastic, much like wood, carries indicators of its history. Based on the previous life of our plastic, the transparent material can appear cool or warm. The specific tint is not under our control, though is part of the joy in granting material a second life. Textured off black finish frame with 45cm round base.Angle of fixtures manually adjustable by swiveling around ballsIllumination: Replaceable LED modules 86WattsDimming hardware is built into the Sunflower, controlled by a footswitch on the baseplate.
The work is influenced by Jan Ernst's fascination with natural structures such as corals, fungi, and geological formations. The designs have evolved into functional art and sculptural furniture expressed mainly through ceramics and gypsum. Handmade in Capetown.
A glowing evening sun shimmers. Hewn legs cast in lost wax bronze support a dramatically elegant top. The straw marquetry is dyed by hand in our own workshops to five subtle tones of Burnt Coral before being inlaid in a sunburst pattern. Designed by Antonio da Motta, the inspiration draws from Yoruba ideas of power and belief. Finishes: Burnt Coral Straw, Bronze Patina
Parabola III is a Layers Floor Lamp specially designed for reflection based on how the light travels through a solid surface, the beginning and the end, the darkness, the gloom to the dawn, on tension and flexion. The starting points where the brass layer touches base establish the origin for every light element, meaning the number of brass layers indicates each piece's number of light factors. The poetry of the shadows, the absence of light which is as relevant as its presence. The starting points where the brass layer touches base establish the origin for every light element, meaning the number of brass layers indicates each piece's number of light factors. Parabola III was represented by MASA Galería, which opened its first exhibition, 'Collective/Collectible' on the 7th of February 2019 in Mexico City. MASA blurs the line between art and design and exhibits works by contemporary artists, architects, and designers parallel to contextual artworks.