Ivalo, a young and innovative lighting company based in Pennsylvania, asked us to design a light fixture as a “light-scape.” We therefore focused on the light as a spatial effect rather than an object. In one surface, we combine intersection, folds, creases, and continuous lines. As a result, the light appears to hover upon any placed surface and refracts a glow on its surroundings.
The Ivalo light comprises of an aluminum stamped surface embedded in an acrylic vacuum-formed plane, hiding the illumination technology. Similar surface manipulations are found in automobile and airplane design, where a supple mold integrates technology.
This fixture serves as a good example of how we seek to merge the notions of “large furniture” and “small architecture.” This concept can be further investigated by interacting directly with manufacturers.