The Breeze Lamp was designed to “sway in the wind”
It features a wire structure so lightweight that even the slightest movement close to the lamp prompts a reaction.
The Breeze Lamp lends a touch of sculptural style to a space that’s reminiscent of the kinetic art that was so popular in the 20th Century.
Envisioned by South Korean designers Jinhyeong Kwon and Hochan Yoon, the minimalist Breeze lamp features a flexible structure that users can shape and personalise to create different configurations.
It’s inspired by the ‘swaying of objects in the wind’ and comprises a lightweight structure made from stainless steel wire.
Fixed to this is an LED light source contained within an ABS plastic sphere and a series of custom bolts and nuts that allow users to alter its position.
“The project began with the definition of lighting as a fixed light format,” explains the design duo. “Light has long been a myth, a tool, and a decoration that evokes appreciation for us. This goes back long enough to stare at the starlight in the night sky and bonfire. ‘Breeze’ is a modern interpretation of constantly moving light.”
Breeze appears like a set of mechanical reeds, which reveals its internal workings with exposed copper wiring that gives the otherwise linear design a sense of fluidity to match its kinetic nature.
The structure is so light, that even the slight movement of someone near to the night will cause movement.
Therefore, a weighted sphere made of acrylic and stainless steel provided the necessary weight to otherwise keep the light stationary.
“Since the entire light keeps shaking, a stable balance of lighting is required using the appropriate volume and weight.” they explain.
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Breeze lamp leans towards iconic mobile aesthetics
There’s something charming and incredibly apt about the instability expressed in this lighting design that captures the zeitgeist whilst demonstrating an impressive use of little materials.
It stands on its own as an inspiring example of a contemporary lighting fixture whilst evoking sculptural greats like Alexander Calder whose mobile sculptures are a precursor to explorations into space and movement like this.
In the same way, Breeze relies on careful weighting to achieve balance and suspension, and it does so with great effect.
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