Dezeen Showroom: architect and designer Umut Yamac has created a lighting collection made from tightly strung threads for Barcelona-based brand Vibia.
The Array collection of subtle pendant lights from Vibia marks the first collaboration between the brand and British designer Yamac.
Described by the brand as “an exploration of thread and its potential to create lightweight and dynamic sculptures of light”, Array is composed of fine threads pulled taut between two aluminium rings.
A soft light source is concealed within the lower ring, creating a gradient effect as it washes upwards along the textured threads.
“Solid, yet translucent, the layered lines of cord influence the visitor’s perception of volume, weight and depth to create a new spatial experience,” said Vibia.
“The layering effect creates an interference pattern, or moire, which produces the illusion of movement with the shifting gaze of the viewer, the threads seeming to vibrate as the light passes through.”
Conical and cylindrical versions of the product are available, which can be combined to form a lighting installation.
It is manufactured in three different sizes, with the largest 124 centimetres in diameter and nearly two metres tall.
Contrasting with the matte black rings, the threads come in either warm terra red, sober green or neutral beige.
Designer: Umut Yamac
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