Collection of Light, 2011

Collection of Light 300

 

Exhibitions:
2011: Phillips de Pury & Company, London, UK.
2012: Triumvirate, Phillips de Pury & Company. New York, USA.
2012: Design Miami/Basel via Victor Hunt, Basel, Switzerland.
2012: New Work, Clarion Hotel, Stockholm, Sweden.
2012: Function Follows Fascination, Victor Hunt Gallery, Brussels, Belgium.
2013: Design Miami via Victor Hunt Gallery, Miami, USA.
2013: Lightopia, Vitra Design Museum, Weil am Rhein, Germany, September 28.
2013: Design Miami/Basel via Victor Hunt Gallery, Basel, Switzerland.
2014: Lightopia, Design Museum, Gent, Belgium.
2014: Que la lumière soit!, Espace Fondation EDF, Paris, France.
2015: Lightopia, Imperial Furniture Museum, Vienna, Austria.
2016: Lightopia, MARCO - The Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Monterrey, Nuevo León, Mexico.

Collection of Light is simply a collection of LEDs which together constitute a lamp in itself. The aim is to create an aura of a real collection (similar to a collection of insects) and expose each illuminant as a worthy industrial product. The LEDs are all labeled (with name, size and colour temperature) and arranged in a specific order to accomplish harmonic light. Apart from the big lamp which contains a selection of 300 LEDs there are also two smaller versions with 120 LEDs and 70 LEDs available. One unique piece has 400 Leds. All versions are highly limited. For the 70 and 120 version, original 70 year-old insect collection drawers from the Museum of Natural History in Stockholm (Naturhistoriska Museet) were refurbished and reused.

Data
Medium: wood, glas, electronic components.
Dimensions:
   Collection of light 400: 1500 x 1500 x 100 mm
   Collection of light 300: 1000 x 500 x 70 mm
   Collection of light 120: 400 x 380 x 60 mm
   Collection of light 70: 380 x 270 x 60 mm
Editions:
   Collection of light 400: Prototype
   Collection of light 300: 1000 x 500 x 70 mm
   Collection of light 120: 400 x 380 x 60 mm
   Collection of light 70: 380 x 270 x 60 mm
Photos: Tim Meier