Theia

floor and table light for Marset

Theia has two faces, and to discover them all you have to do is gently swivel it around its axis. It can be pointed towards the user to work as a reading lamp, or it can be pointed towards an object or a wall, creating a subtle effect of indirect light that immediately warms the atmosphere. This swivelling movement totally shifts the perception of the piece because its metal lampshade is totally opaque. Its formal design is elementary and streamlined: two half-spheres, one placed horizontally and the other vertically, which intersect with each other. Just as in nature itself, these formal elements make it possible for the light from a source to be projected, reflected and absorbed by objects for our visual enjoyment.

© 2016 Mathias Hahn