Monday, January 16, 2012

Furnishings on Fire

While LED light is energy efficient and long lasting, it can also be hard to look at! With this in mind, Estudi Arola's BlancoWhite series of table-top bookcases, shelving and wall lamps feature hidden strips of LED that are focused toward the center of each piece, creating a warm, indirect glow that won't blind the viewer. It's a versatile collection that's as beautiful in the dark as it is in the light.

Pieces in the series consist of thin metal casings, 1 cm thick, that house sheets of methacrylate on two sides to accommodate the LED light strips. The internal surface of each sheet is woven with micro incisions by laser that are more subtle on the edges and deeper toward the center to achieve a plane with a certain concavity that is lit evenly.

Designer: Estudi Arola

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